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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2014, 04:53:06 PM »
I had to research "Fool" because I've never heard of it before! I found an article that explains the Fool and has a recipe: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/apr/12/how-to-make-perfect-rhubarb-fool

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 11:53:18 PM »
I love strawberry-rhubarb combo.  But Southern Living had some other recipes with rhubarb  in one of the recent issues, and I totally am going to try some of those :)

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2014, 12:25:49 AM »
I made apple, pear and rhubarb crumble during the week. It was pretty delicious.

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2014, 12:41:12 AM »
While searching for non-sweet uses for rhubarb, I found this Lentil Rhubarb soup recipe that turned out very well (I veganized it): http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rhubarb-lentil-soup-with-crme-frache-10000001734288/ Rhubarb also makes a tangy salsa, there are various recipes out there for it.

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2014, 01:10:20 AM »
I just love it cooked with a bit of sugar. It's great with some greek yogurt or on ice-cream. Just slice into 1" pieces, add about 1 spoonful of sugar per large stalk (or half sucralose and half brown sugar works well), a couple of spoonfuls of water, cover and cook on medium heat until it is soft, about 10 minutes.

I agree - and I also add a dash or two of cinnamon.  Love, love love it on vanilla ice cream.
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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2014, 01:35:11 AM »
Stew it!  Slice it up into  bite sized chunks, fill a pot with water, bring to a boil, add sugar.  It is great on ice cream.. you can freeze it too. 

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2014, 03:04:34 AM »
Rhubarb and ginger is another classic combo.
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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2014, 06:11:38 AM »
Rhubarb and ginger is another classic combo.

Rhubarb and ginger jam is my all time favourite!

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2014, 12:41:17 PM »
Raspberry-Rhubarb Cake - from Weight Watchers

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour (I've never used the oat flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk (I use lemon juice or vinegar with skim or 1% milk)
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh rhubarb or frozen chopped rhubarb
2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 tsp confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray a 9" round cake pan with nonstick spray.

Whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.  With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter in large bowl until creamy, about 1 minute.  Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.  Reduce speed to low and beat in egg and vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating just until blended.  Gently fold in rhubarb.  Pour batter into pan, spread evenly.  Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup raspberries.

Bake until wooden pick inserted into centre comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.  Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.  Remove cake from pan and let cool completely on rack.  Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve with remaining 2 cups raspberries.

(Don't put the sugar on until just before serving.  Otherwise, it gets adsorbed in and you don't see it.)
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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2014, 12:45:11 PM »
Winnie's Rhubarb Muffins - From Muffin Mania

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp almond flavouring (I use a little less - 3/4 tsp ish.  I find it a bit strong at 1 tsp)
1 1/2 cup diced rhubarb

Mix dry ingredients
Beat egg, add milk, oil and almond flavouring
Pour egg mixture over dry ingredients and stir to moisten.
Fold in rhubarb.
Bake 375 F for 20 minutes.

Dip tops while hot in sugar or sprinkle tops with sugar before baking.
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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2014, 12:50:13 PM »
Cut up the stems and add a tin of mandarin oranges in syrup (a good way to use the cheap, broken mandarin segments); boil briefly and let it cool.  When it's coolish, eat it with a good dollop of condensed milk.  Om nom nom.

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2014, 03:42:34 PM »
I LOVE RHUBARB!

And Martha Stewart is a genius. That is all.

http://www.marthastewart.com/344240/rhubarb-upside-down-cake

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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2014, 08:47:58 PM »

On the savory end, you can do rhubarb chutney, as an accompaniment to meat - rhubarb cooked with diced onion, sugar, vinegar, and spices. It keeps a long time.

I've also done coffee cake with a rhubarb cream topping. It was a basic coffee cake underneath (15"x9" pan), topped with, if I remember correctly, four cups of chopped rhubarb tossed with a cup of sugar and then covered with two cups of heavy cream, and then baked.



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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2014, 10:24:16 PM »
Winnie's Rhubarb Muffins - From Muffin Mania

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp almond flavouring (I use a little less - 3/4 tsp ish.  I find it a bit strong at 1 tsp)
1 1/2 cup diced rhubarb

Mix dry ingredients
Beat egg, add milk, oil and almond flavouring
Pour egg mixture over dry ingredients and stir to moisten.
Fold in rhubarb.
Bake 375 F for 20 minutes.

Dip tops while hot in sugar or sprinkle tops with sugar before baking.

I have a muffin recipe that is pretty similar, except that it adds 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, and uses vanilla instead of almond flavoring (which I would do anyway, since I hate almond extract).
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Re: What to do with rhubarb?
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2014, 08:49:36 AM »
My father used to make rhubarb drink. I don't remember his recipe, but I googled one similar and translated it here:

1kg rhubarb
2 lemons, sliced.
3l boiled water
4dl sugar (brown or white or both)
(+ spice of some sort, like ginger, cinnamon, mint, vanilla or similar)

Rinse and peel if necessary the rhubarbs. Cut to pieces. Add everything to the boiling water and boil to 10 minutes. Left to rest in fridge for couple of days. Sieve the extra bits out and serve juice mixed with carbonated water.