And recipe week continues…
You guys know I love my rhubarb (check out my favorite pie here and some really tasty jam here) so when I was looking to get creative with it again, I immediately looked at doing it in muffin form. Sadly, I was out of muffin liners so I figured I would just make a bread instead. A win-win all the way around.
As the majority of my recipes have stories, this one is no exception. I, in all my infinite wisdom decided to double the recipe you will see below and put it in one pan. The end result was a volcano like explosion in my oven, a lot of smoke, and a lot of cleanup. Too much batter, too small of a pan. Classic recipe fail.
So after 3 test breads, we have the below recipe – a sweet, dense bread dotted with crunchy walnuts and tart pieces of rhubarb complimented nicely with the sweetness of an orange glaze. Delicious and perfect with a cup of coffee.
Rhubarb Walnut Bread with Orange Glaze
Difficulty: Medium Easy
Yields: One loaf
Rhubarb Walnut Bread:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped rhubarb
- 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
Preheat the oven to 350 and butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Set aside
In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars together until fluffy.
Bake for 45 to one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean
Combine sugar, juice, and zest in a bowl until desired consistency is reached
Remove bread from the pan and place on a plate or small platter.