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


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.


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  7. I, uh, well, now I'm salivating.