Spread slices of good bread, not too fresh, with butter and sprinkle generously with finely cut fresh rhubarb; sprinkle with sugar and repeat another layer of the fruit and buttered bread; add a little water and bake in a moderate oven until the rhubarb is well done. Serve from the dish in which it is baked.
source: Clearwater Republican. (Orofino, Idaho), 09 May 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.