Saturday, May 02, 2009

Rhubarb

Isn't that the weirdest word? Rhubarb. What is with that H in there?















Dictionary.com says:
Rhubarb
1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Rheum, of the buckwheat family, as R. officinale, having a medicinal rhizome, and R. rhabarbarum, having edible leafstalks.
2. the rhizome of any medicinal species o
f this plant, forming a combined cathartic and astringent.
3. the edible, fleshy leafstalks of R. rhabarbarum, used in making pies, preserves, etc.
4. Slang. a quarrel or squabble.
Origin:

1350–1400; ME rubarb, reubarb <>9x13 inch pan, so it 's perfect for a crowd. And it can be served warm from the oven or at room temperature."
Ingredients: 3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups chopped rhubarb
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon butter, diced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons white sugar
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking dish.
2. In a saucepan, mix 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the rhubarb and water. Bring to a boil. Don't over cook the rhubarb! Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Dot with butter, and
sprinkle with cinnamon.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. In a small bowl, mix the milk and egg. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten. Drop by teaspoonfuls on top of the rhubarb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar.
5. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp and lightly browned.

















And speaking of old plants, I think I am going to get some horseradish and plant it in our garden. I can't believe I haven't planted it before! When we first moved here about 20 years ago, we had rhubarb and my husband planted asparagus but I never thought to put in any horseradish. I think a small amount of it is good for you!










We will go over to Jung's and get some to plant today. I also want an Autumn Clematis. Our friend Donna had a plant on her mailbox at her old house and it was gorgeous when it bloomed and just covered the mailbox and post!




















Talk to you later,
Lynda


All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

3 comments:

TM said...

We have that clematis, I forgot the name of the variety, but the flowers are smaller than the regualr clematis. Prolific blooms. The BEST part is the fragrance! Ours is just ourside our bedroom window and the smell is stongest in the evening. TM

Lynda said...

It's clematis paniculata-Joe says he had a nun in grade school by that name: Sister Paniculata...just kidding! 8))

Elizabeth said...

Quite a mouth-watering picture of rhubarb cobbler. I'm sure it was as good as it looks.