Recipe ReDux Rustic Rhubarb and Apple Bread – by Emma Stirling APD EditorKitchen Klinic — By Emma Stirling on April 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm
It’s Recipe ReDux time again and the theme is exploring the North American Spring harvest – spring onions, pea sprouts, asparagus, rhubarb – you get the picture. As we head into the cooler months Down Under slow pot roasts, baked apples and aromatic spices are more in my head space. So I took a beautiful bunch of rhubarb and the most amazing apples handpicked from our Easter farm holiday and went recipe exploring…read on. Make sure you leave a comment at the end too, as we have another superb cookbook giveaway this month.
The pressure was on to do something interesting. Not a crumble. And not a fool. That would be a bit foolish as most people know those recipes from their granny. I seriously contemplated adapting this recipe (below) for Rhubodka from thekitchn.com via Katie on Pinterest. How pinteresting is that pic? But I couldn’t weave in the nutrition angle? Anyone?
I checked The Flavour Thesaurus and not surprisingly found very few savoury recipes apart from a rhubarb and vinegar sauce to serve with oily fish like grilled mackerel. But oh, then I found THIS very modern take on rhubarb below and only wished I was so clever to pair Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos with Rhubarb Salsa.
Rustic Rhubarb and Apple Bread
Sticking with the original comfort food theme and plenty of time at home, Miss 9 and I decided to do a
very long and “boring” mum little bread baking without a breadmachine, but using the KitchenAid Dough Hook and Recipe Tips. And let’s just say I have a heightened respect for bakers. This is a very *ahem* rustic fruit loaf, that my kids said was too healthy tasting and all raved over Miss 9′s Brownies instead everyone loved. It’s yummy toasted and spread with a little berries and honey, for afternoon teatime or breakfast and the weekend papers. The addition of quinoa flakes and grated apple make a fab fibre boost. I will try the recipe again with the addition of little more fruit, or craisins or nuts and perhaps a brown sugar crumble topping to get the kids over the line excited. You can view and print the full recipe here: Recipe Redux Rustic Rhubarb and Apple Bread.
We have another hot, new cookbook to giveaway this month. Antonio & Lucia – Recipes and Stories from my Australian-Calabrian Kitchen by Ricardo Momesso. It’s filled with the most divine photography and rustic recipes and very helpful tips on preserving, including that olive recipe I’ve been hunting for. So if you live in Australia, make sure you leave a comment below that screams “pick me”. Entries open until 5pm Monday 30 April AEST.
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