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Todays Rhubarb

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A lovely clump of Rhubarb there Yorkshire

16 Feb, 2011

 

its growing like mad cinders. nothing else to show in the garden yet.

16 Feb, 2011

 

Noticed mine poking through too this morning Yorkshire, have a yummy recipe for rhubarb cinnamam streuzel cake.

16 Feb, 2011

 

any chance of the recipe please Simbad

16 Feb, 2011

 

Wow thats forward!!!
Ps. Simbad, will you put that recipe on here please!

16 Feb, 2011

 

thats looking better than mine ~ you have a lot more shoots.
yes please simbad ~ id like that recipe too!

16 Feb, 2011

 

thanks girls, we are all waiting on the recipe now then, !!!

16 Feb, 2011

 

lovely yorkshire, i saw some at GC today and was tempted, but wasnt sure where to plant it lol

16 Feb, 2011

 

a pot in the open air with at least some sun seems to work here.

16 Feb, 2011

 

may try some in a pot then, i just love it in crumble yummy

16 Feb, 2011

 

good hardy plant to have, attractive leaves & stems.

16 Feb, 2011

 

That looks good........i bought mine last autumn and its beginning to grow now...though ive heard you shouldnt pick it in the first year....

16 Feb, 2011

 

I don't know about that Holly, wonder why.!!! thanks Bampy

16 Feb, 2011

 

i think its to give it a chance to get established.....

16 Feb, 2011

 

well yes, that makes sense.

16 Feb, 2011

 

so no rhubarb for me this year...lol...

16 Feb, 2011

 

I'll share mine with you,

16 Feb, 2011

 

: O ))

16 Feb, 2011

 

Rhubarb and Cinnamon Streusel
175g/6oz plain flour,
2 teaspoons baking powder,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
100g/4oz butter,
100g/4oz caster sugar,
1 egg,
6 tablespoons milk,
1lb rhubarb stewed and sweetened to taste, cooled and well drained,
Topping
40g/11/2oz plain flour,
50g/2oz demerara sugar,
1 tablespoon cinnamon,
40g/11/2oz butter,
Preheat oven to gas mark 5/190c/375f,
Grease a 9inch deep tin, preferabley loose bottom,
Sift the dry ingredients and rub in the butter, beat milk and egg together and add to the dry ingredients to make a soft dough, spread in cake tin, spread drained rhubarb on top,
For the streusel topping mix the flour, cinnamon and sugar together and rub in the butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, sprinkle over the rhubarb, bake in preheated oven for 45mins.
Yummy on its own or with cream :-)

16 Feb, 2011

 

thanks simbad ~ that looks lovely

16 Feb, 2011

 

thanks so much Simbad, copied and pasted it,

16 Feb, 2011

 

picking up nicely :):)

16 Feb, 2011

 

Your rhubarb always seems to be the first up Yorkshire. Mines just pushing through.
Thanks for the recipe Simbad...copied and saved.

16 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks for recipe Simbad, have copied, pasted & printed it out. Brill

16 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Looks just like mine Yorkshire .. I have put a pot over one lot to blanch it although i'm not sure thats a good idea as I read somewhere that it weakens it for at least another couple of years .....

17 Feb, 2011

 

I'm not sure about the pot weakening it Amy, it forces it on does'nt it, I never cover ours as we don't like forced rhubarb, glad to hear yours is coming on, thanks everyone, Homebird I do seem to be the first with Rhubarb, don't know why as its always damn cold here.

17 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm not that keen either Yorkshire I don't think it has the same taste .... you must be somewhere near the famous Rhubarb Triangle , that must give you a head start .. :o))

17 Feb, 2011

 

yes Amy, thats our nearest town, called Wakefield, in Morrisons today it was £2.50 for a small punnet of forced Rhubarb, about the lenght of a pencil, once its cooked there would be nothing left to eat,

17 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I remember watching a programme all about the sheds of Rhubarb , I think they picked it in the dark with candles , ( or did I just dream that ) LOL....
Golly I',m sure I wouldn't pay that price for a tiny portion at Morrisons ... .....

17 Feb, 2011

 

they grow it in the dark and burn candles so I suppose they pick it the same also. you can hear it growing apparently in the sheds

17 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Oh my Goodness sounds like Triffids ... ;o)

17 Feb, 2011

 

we watched it on the telly and it sounds really eerie, we keep aying we will go but never do

17 Feb, 2011

 

That's great ! I think mine is dead lol

17 Feb, 2011

 

maybe its just a bit late growing Hywel, fingers crossed for you.

18 Feb, 2011

 

I saw that programme too Yorkshire, eerie hearing it growing.

18 Feb, 2011

 

can't see it today, its covered in snow,

19 Feb, 2011

 

I am watching Country file and it's talking about the rhubarb sheds.

20 Feb, 2011

 

I wondered if you or Amy would be watching it, good wasn't it,

21 Feb, 2011

 

Thats funny, looks like little gnomes all sat around a table! lol! Hey Yorkie, only 4 left on Full Moon..you must make sure you are No. 1000!

28 Feb, 2011



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