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Rhubarb recipes

Postby Victorious1-reborn » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:58 pm

My dad has a bumper crop of rhubarb that I don't want to waste. Will have to give some of it to a food bank. Last night I made this for my dad, Please leave your own rhubarb recipes on this thread.

Rhubarb Crunch

Crust or crumb mixture:
Mix together

1/2 c. butter or margerine
1 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. oatmeal

Spread half in 12x7x2 pan

Add 4 c. fresh rhubarb cut in 3/4 inch pieces.

Cook together until thickens

1 c. water
1 c. white sugar
2 T. corn starch
1 t. vanilla

Pour hot mixture over rhubarb and cover with remaining crumbs.

Bake 45 minutes at 325*

Serve hot or cold.
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Re: Rhubarb recipes

Postby franfran » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:33 pm

When I cook rhubarb all I do is chop it up into pieces about 1.5cm long and put it in a saucepan with some sugar (not precisely measured but not much more than half a cup for a bunch of rhubarb) and put it on a low heat (not too high or it might stick and burn) stirring from time to time until it starts to break up and resemble a runny jam. I don't add water as there's usually enough moisture in the rhubarb itself. Delicious with vanilla ice cream or yoghurt (preferably ice cream!)
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Postby franfran » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:35 pm

^
Once I did that and left it on the stove for a bit too long and ended up with a rather nice rhubarb jam.....
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Postby Lucylastic » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:39 pm

I make several jars of rhubarb and ginger jam each year. I’ll look for the recipe.
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:44 pm

My mom made what you described FranFran. She called it Rhubarb Sauce. She also made a rhubarb pie that was never quite sweet enough in my opinion.

The rhubarb crunch came out very tasty. The recipe called for 'oatmeal' but really I used regular split oats ( dry) . I'm sure that was what the person that made the recipe card meant.
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Re: Rhubarb recipes

Postby Lucylastic » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:09 am

This is the Rhubarb and Ginger Jam recipe I use, from BBC Good Food.

1kg pink rhubarb, trimmed weight
1kg jam sugar (which has added pectin)
zest and juice 1 lemon
50g stem or crystallised ginger, finely chopped
4cm piece ginger, peeled

Method

STEP 1
Wash the rhubarb under cold running water and slice into 2cm pieces. Tip into a large ceramic or plastic bowl and add the jam sugar, lemon zest and juice, and chopped stem ginger. Finely grate the peeled ginger directly over the rhubarb.

STEP 2
Stir the mixture thoroughly, cover loosely with cling film and leave to one side for about 2 hrs to allow the sugar to dissolve into the rhubarb juices. You may need to stir the mixture occasionally to encourage this process along.

STEP 3
Pop a few saucers in the freezer. Scoop the fruit and all the sugary juices into a preserving pan and set over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved, and bring to the boil. Continue to cook at a fairly swift pace until the rhubarb is really tender and the conserve has reached setting point – this should take about 10-15 mins.
STEP 4
To test for a set, drop ½ tsp of the jam onto a cold saucer, leave it for 30 secs, then gently push it with the tip of your finger. If the jam wrinkles the setting point has been reached. If not, continue to cook for a further couple of minutes and test again.
STEP 5
Remove the pan from the heat and leave to one side for 2-3 mins before pouring into sterilised jars. Seal immediately and label with the date once completely cold.
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Postby Lucylastic » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:54 pm

At one time it was apparently popular with children to have a cup of sugar and a stick of rhubarb to dip in the sugar and eat. I tried it once as an experiment. I can only assume the children didn't actually eat the rhubarb and it was just used as a spoon because otherwise it was foul.
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 pm

I found a recipe called Skillet Chicken With Rhubarb. Not going to post it until I make it.
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Postby franfran » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:59 am

Delicious with vanilla ice cream or yoghurt (preferably ice cream!)


It would work well with custard too. I just forgot about custard when I posted that, as we hardly ever have custard.
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Postby franfran » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:00 am

Not going to post it until I make it.

Good idea to try it first, it sounds a bit odd. Do you think it might work better with turkey?
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:10 pm

Not going to post it until I make it.

Good idea to try it first, it sounds a bit odd. Do you think it might work better with turkey?
It does look odd, but got 41/2 stars on the review. I think a chutney or a salsa might be good on roast turkey. There are a lot of muffin recipes for rhubarb. I have selected 2 of them to try. Will only post the recipes that come out well. I have a lifetime supply of rhubarb at the moment. Perhaps one of you could prepare some of the chutney recipes and post them here? Will be making Lucy's jam with my second harvest.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:53 pm

I can see rhubarb muffins would be nice. I’d like to try those. It’s early days for my rhubarb, it’s in a spot with limited direct sun and is a late variety anyway. I’ve yet to cut more than the odd stick so far this year.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:56 pm

I've been thinking there's no reason rhubarb wouldn't work well with chilies and it turns out there are recipes for rhubarb, ginger and chilli jam. I think the sugar would take the heat from the chilies and make them milder. Could be a winning combination..
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Postby franfran » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:24 am

A lot of foods that you wouldn't expect to work surprisingly well with chilis.
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:10 am

These turned out well. I didn't have any coarse sugar so I just topped them with some regular sugar. Wasn't as pretty but it tasted good.

Fresh Rhubarb Muffins

2 1/4 (285g) cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp (12g) baking powder

1 tsp (5g) baking soda

1/2 tsp (5g) salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup (250ml) milk

1 tbsp (15ml) vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups (275g) chopped rhubarb, cut into 1/2-in chunks, divided

1-2 tbsp coarse sugar


1) Preheat oven to 375F. Line 2 muffin pans with 14 paper liners

2) In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside

3) In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs, milk and vanilla

4) Add in wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in 2 cups rhubarb.

5) Divide batter among the liners. Top with the remaining rhubarb and sprinkle with course sugar

6) Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the fridge for about a week.
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Postby Lucylastic » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:49 am

Excellent. I'll try those.
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Postby Chudleigh » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:48 pm

I like Rhubarb

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Postby Lucylastic » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:26 pm

I’m making the muffins tomorrow.
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Postby Gobnait » Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:23 am

I like Rhubarb
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Postby franfran » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:17 am

The man in front of me yesterday at the cashier at the fruit shop was buying a large bunch of rhubarb. It made me think of this thread as soon as I saw it. I did resist the temptation to buy a bunch myself though.....
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:08 am

I like Rhubarb
Typical, Lucy makes muffins when I'm on a diet. Tell me, Chuds, what did you do to lose all the weight? Any particular diet or just zipping your gob? I've plateaued and need a kickstart.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:32 am

Help, the recipe doesn't give a quantity for the baking soda, just the baking powder?
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:24 am

Oh, Lordy! I estimated the baking soda quality and they appear to be taking over the oven. I've realised that despite having muffin pans and liners in stock I have never to my recollection made muffins before. I think something has gone wrong.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:48 am

Oh dear. They have boiled over at the sides but sunk in the middle. Any ideas what went wrong?
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:17 pm

I think I overfilled the cases as my tray only held 12. 1 tsp of salt is too much, I'd try just a pinch next time. The texture is good apart from the boiled over edges.
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:03 pm

I think I overfilled the cases as my tray only held 12. 1 tsp of salt is too much, I'd try just a pinch next time. The texture is good apart from the boiled over edges.
Somehow during my converting measurements I made a typo. It's supposed to be 1 tsp (5g) baking soda and 1/2 tsp (2g) salt. My bad. :oops: Will be more careful next time. Have edited the recipe with the correction.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:03 pm

:lol: Well, I guessed the amount of baking soda correctly at least. I once made a risotto from the Guardian which called for 250ml white wine vinegar. After I'd made it they changed the ingredients to white wine. It tasted vinegary.
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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:29 pm

I'm so sorry. How salty were they? I left the salt out completely because of my dad's sodium restrictions. A little salt is supposed to make baked goods taste sweeter and less bland. But the muffins came out OK without it.
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Postby Lucylastic » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:11 pm

The salt also supports the structure of the flour. They were a little salty, not ruined. I gave a couple to a friend who likes salty things and she didn’t even notice. I think just a pinch of salt would do.
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Postby Chudleigh » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:11 pm

I’d love to eat rhubarb crumble

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Postby Victorious1-reborn » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:15 pm

I’d love to eat rhubarb crumble
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