Ok sorry it's taken me so long to post again! So much for being on top of things for posting :) Today is going to be a busy day for me! I'm planning on getting some painting accomlished in my Scrapbooking/Sewing room! I'm super excited and a little nervious that the color will be too bright! We'll just have to see. I'm paint the walls, honey tea and the trim Brilliant Oak. :) It just sounds nice doesn't it? I'll try to take pictures and post them when it's finished. It's going to be a little sad working a lone.. but I'll manage :)
Here's the Rhubarb Coffee cake recipe. I'm going to start by warning you there is a LOT of sugar in it :-/ I couldn't believe as I kept adding sugar to each part, as I made it, how much there was in it! I would also suggest you make it for a crowd becuase it doesn't taste as good after a couple days. I was actually going to ask my mom if you could cut it in half... but I forgot. So if you feel like experimenting go for it!!!
Start with making the Rhubarb filling:
-Cook on med. heat 3 cups rhubarb and 16 oz of sweetened strawberries covered for 5 minutes (I was worried about it burning but it was fine if you make sure it's not on high)
Add to mixture after 5 minutes:
2 TBS lemon juice
1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Corn Starch
Cook and stir for 5 minutes until mixture is thick and bubbling. Then set it in the fridge to cool while continuing with the rest of the Cake.
Mix and cut 1 cup of Margarine or butter into :
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder.
Beat together Wet ingredients :
1 Cup buttermilk
2 Slightly Beaten eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and spread 1/2 the mix in a 9X13 pan. Spread cooled rhubarb mix over and put remaining batter in clumps over the top of the rhubarb. Sprinkle top with crumb mixture:
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Margerine or Butter
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes!
Then enjoy!!! I made mine the night before we were going to eat it and it tasted AMAZING the next day!!!
Another great rhubarb recipe is to make Rhubarb sauce! It has been an easy favorite of Asa and mine this spring. It's a great way to use up Rhubarb fast. All you do is you cut up the rhubarb into inch sized pieces (I liked mine a little longer). Then you put them in a pot with a LITTLE water and boil covered for a little bit and then uncover and boil it into a sauce.
Add the amount of sugar you want and cool. Or eat it warm over icecream. Once cool cut up oranges in it and enjoy!
It's really easy and tasty. I like it really sweet but Asa liked it sour :) I've also tried freezing it like you would Apple Sauce. I'm not sure how it turned out yet, I'll have to send it in Asa's lunch tomorrow and ask him what he thinks of it :)
Well everyone, have a great week! What are some cooking projects you've been making? Any exciting Summer plans? We're planning a trip to MO for my brother-in-law's wedding. We'll be gone for about 2 weeks!!! :-o
Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather! :)
I have it's given me a break from my even pressing job:
PS I want to post some gardening pictures soon! Our veggies are all up and look amazing! It's been fun watching them grow soooo fast!