Friday, May 13, 2011

Rhubarb Recipes...

Do you like the taste of rhubarb?   
We do, and Jim's Aunt and Uncle have a large patch of rhubarb that they are willing to share.  This is the time of year that it's found in abundance, so I've been scouring cookbooks, looking for new recipes.  
Here are a couple of new recipes that I tried this week...
Rhubarb Bread...and Rhubarb Jelly...

Rhubarb Bread
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 cup sour milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, chopped

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Combine ingredients and pour into 2 or 3 greased loaf pans.  Sprinkle with topping and bake at 325* for 40-50 minutes.
Best served warm, this bread also tastes great spread with butter and fresh Rhubarb Jelly!

Rhubarb Jelly
5 cups Rhubarb, finely chopped
4 cups sugar
1/3 cup strawberry gelatin
Mix rhubarb and sugar; let stand overnight.  Cook 5 minutes and add gelatin.  Stir well and put into jars immediately.  Seal.
*I didn’t seal the jars, but instead put them in the refrigerator.  We’ll use them fast enough, or I might give some to a friend or two.  The jelly seemed rather runny at first, but when chilled, set quite nicely.
If you have access to rhubarb, give them a try...I won't guarantee they'll last long!

*Linking to Farm Friend Friday and Farm Girl Friday...


  1. Thank you for these recipes, Alica! I have two big patches I need to start picking. I am definitely going to try the bread this weekend. :)

  2. LOVE rhubarb! I have two young patches. I like to mix it with apples or strawberries for pies and I'll make some jam. Then freeze some for pies later in the year-enjoy:@)

  3. Oh, these look like good recipes! I put a transplant of rhubarb in my garden last fall. It was from a friends house. It was split in two. I have read in a few places on the internet that I need to wait till next year to harvest. I was thinking since it was a mature plant that I could use it this year...but since I've read about transplanting, I better just be on the safe side. If I can get to the farmers market, I will buy some and try your jelly recipe!

  4. They do look like good recipes! I did strawberry rhubarb jam last year for the first time. Good stuff!

  5. Oh darn I don't have any rhubarb I wish I did maybe I can find some. B

  6. Mmmmmm...the bread recipe sounds awesome with that topping. I will have some rhubarb to harvest this year and looking for some yummy ways to use it. I like that the jelly doesn't need sealing if you eat it fast from the fridge.

  7. Oh Yum!We LOVE it and your recipes look de-lish!
    I planted one plant of it last year and it has survived the winter, but I don;t think we'll be harvesting any thing soon...!
    Thanks for sharing on the farmgirl hop!

  8. By the way, just added your blog picture & link to my list of "favorite blogs" on my site.

  9. These recipes look great. I will be loking for rhubarb at the farmers market. I want to try that bread!

  10. Thanks for the lovely recipes.. We love rhubarb and am just starting to pick it here in Eastern Canada...

  11. Wish I had some to try the recipes with : ) They sound yummy~


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