Those Hungarians. So clever. Who would have thought to use a cheese grater to make a dessert? Makes you wonder if there was once a shortage of cheese in Hungary and a housewife felt bad about the cheese grater her kids had given her for Christmas that never got used, so she decided to grate some shortbread dough into a pan? Whatever the reason, I loved this recipe. I mean really, really loved it, can't wait to make it again, loved it.
I was excited from the beginning when I saw the recipe had rhubarb. Growing up in Ohio, rhubarb was a rite of spring. But living in Texas, I never see it. Luckily a fancy super market sells it frozen in one pound bags. I was skeptical of how thick the shortbread looked in the picture, but once I tasted it, thickness was not an issue. It just meant more of the yummy buttery flavor to sandwich the tart rhubarb.