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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stawberry Rhubarb Abundance



My gramma left me a little crop of rhubarb in the yard to maintain. I have watched it grow and thought of all the lovely things I would make with it. However, a very sad thing happened. I picked up a ton of strawberries on sale and was excited to make some strawberry-rhubarb jam. Much to my dismay, the jam burned on the stove while I ran outside to assist clara after she fell out of the cherry tree...A very sad moment for so many reasons. (Clara is totally fine.)
After we mourned the loss of a couple pounds of strawberries and an entire crop of gramma's rhubarb for a few weeks I felt ready to try again. This time Im going to keep it a little simpler and make muffins. My kind sister, Renee, bought me some more rhuby at the market and I'm going to make these.

Strawberry - Rhubarb Muffins

(Soulemama.com)

1.5 cups unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking soda

1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated orange rind (optional, but oh-so-good)

1 cup chopped rhubarb
1 cup sliced strawberries


Mix dry in a large bowl. Mix wet separately.

Add wet to dry. Stir in berries and rhubarb. Spoon into greased muffin pan.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

8 comments:

  1. oh jessie that would be sad! Let me know what the muffins are like. I was looking at making some rhubarb shortbread today a Martha recipe and hope to do it sometime soon since I did not have any rhubarb.

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  2. mmm...Jess save one for me:)

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  3. Have one waiting for you here...you want one now? :)

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  4. This was some delicious muffin! Thank you for electing me as the taster ;)

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  5. My cousin Johannah loves to cook. Thought you might enjoy her blog. http://flavourswap.blogspot.com/
    You both make me want to start baking/cooking more exciting foods:)

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  6. Jessie... Thanks so much for posting this! Ry loved them :) Can't wait to try with the fresh nutmeg. A new Freeman fav!

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