Saturday, April 22, 2006

Rhubarb Muffins

Most of my flats have had a random Rhubarb plant in the garden... thanks to Mum for this childhood recipe - it's one of the best ways I know of to make rhubarb taste good.

1/4 cup firm brown sugar
1/2 cup plain oil (eg salad+cooking oil)
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup diced rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

> combine the following for topping <
1 tablesp melted butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

  • combine sugar, oil, egg, vanilla essence, milk. Beat well
  • Stir in rhubarb and nuts
  • in seperate bowl combine dry ingredients
  • stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • spoon into muffin tins 3/4 full (makes 12 to 20?)
  • spoon on topping
  • bake 400F for 25 mins (200C)
I can't remember ever being that fussed on the muffin itself as a kid, the topping was so great.

1 comment:

Delia said...

discovered yesterday that when you're using a basic muffin add-something-and-pray recipe...
(2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 cup milk, 1 egg, a bit of oil and 'stuff', according to the scrap of paper sellotaped to our wall ) can make a mean berry muffin by replacing part of the milk with a little pot of boysenberry yoghurt.