Monday, May 4, 2009

Rhubarb Baking Recipes

Rhubarb was always a staple in our garden when I was growing up. We always had it in lots of different dessert recipes over the summer. Here are few tasty rhubarb recipes for you to enjoy.

Rhubarb Muffins

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, diced

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large bowl, mix together the egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, buttermilk, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add in the walnuts and the rhubarb and mix together well. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Pour mixture into the muffin liners. In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients. Add the topping to each muffin. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Rhubarb Pie

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 cups rhubarb, finely cut

1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter

In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, flour, and eggs. Add the vanilla and sour cream into the mixture. Put the rhubarb in and mix until thoroughly blended together. Pour the mixture into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Mix together until the mixture is crumbly. Do not put the topping mixture on the pie right away. Bake the pie in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or when the center of the pie is firm. During the last 10 minutes of the baking time, sprinkle the topping mixture over the pie.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
4 cups rhubarb, diced
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pint whipping cream

Prepare the cake mix as directed. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch greased pan. In a medium bowl, mix the rhubarb and sugar together. Evenly sprinkle the rhubarb mixture over the batter. Pour the whipping cream over the entire mixture. (It will look very runny.) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the cake tests done.