My musings…

Rhubarb Bread

A few weeks ago my parents brought me some fresh rhubarb from the plants that grow behind their house.  There was enough of it that I made a rhubarb crisp and also two loaves of rhubarb bread.  The recipe that I used for the bread I found here on allrecipes.com.  It was simple and delicious, so I’m going to repost it here for future reference!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or sliced frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

    TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and oil. Add egg, mix well. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into brown sugar mixture just until combined. Fold in the rhubarb and nuts. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
  2. For topping, in a bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and butter until crumbly; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Cut with a serrated knife.
It didn’t have an overly rhubarb-y flavor, so you could probably add more.  The bread was also pretty dense, so one reviewer mentioned that maybe adding another 1/2 c flour or 1 t of baking soda would help with that.  I’ll definitely be making this again (if I can steal more rhubarb from my parents’ garden!).
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