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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rhubarb Bread

The rhubarb patch is wilting down as it does this time of year. In my corner, rhubarb is best from May through June, but just in case there's still rhubarb in your corner, I'm sharing my rhubarb bread recipe. This delicious recipe would also work with blueberries and since they are nearly ready here, I'll be baking this bread again soon. I can't wait!

Rhubarb Bread


* 1½ cups brown sugar
* 2/3 cups cooking oil
* 2 eggs beaten
* 1 cup buttermilk (or sour regular milk with a TBS of vinegar)
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 3 tsp vanilla
* 1 tsp salt
* 2 ½ cups flour
* 1 ½ cups thinly sliced rhubarb
* ½ cup chopped nuts
* 1 TBS melted butter
* 1/3 cup sugar


Combine brown sugar, oil, and eggs
Combine buttermilk, soda, and vanilla in a separate bowl
Add mixtures together with flour and salt
Fold in rhubarb and nuts
Pour into two greased loaf pans
Drizzle melted butter over the top
Sprinkle with the 1/3 cup white sugar
Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean (be sure that the middle is firm)

If you try this, I promise that you'll love it!

We are off for a day trip to the ocean. Gotta love being between the mountains and the sea as I know so many of us lucky ones are.

My love asked me this morning where I was when we were young enough to have made different choices. Silly boy! THIS is OUR time.

Have a fantastic Thursday! (I'll be catching up with everyone later!)


  1. I can't wait to try this with my blueberries...too hot for Rhubarb...everytime I see your Just Married banner,I hear Marty Robbins singing "just married, this morning, how happy we'll be...I'm still so happy for you Vee, I'm giggling! So, what's on the hit list this morning?
    love ya

  2. Oh Vee! I've never heard of Rhubarb Bread but it sure sounds good! I'll have to try it.
    Your post on imperfection was great. I have also bought the stuff from Kohls, it does help just wish it would work 24 hrs!! LOL Great photos and I love the little verse at the end about the light coming through the cracks!
    Hugs, Sherry

  3. Well I have heard of many breads but never Rhubarb bread.
    Sounds goog though.

  4. A day at the ocean? Oh how wonderful. You are very lucky to be in-between the ocean and the mountains. Unfortunately a day at the ocean means at least a two-day drive for me. So have a wonderful time and make a toast.

    - Suzanne

  5. Never had rhubarb bread...looks yummy!
    Have a wonderful vacation, Hugs, DebraK

  6. Oh I LOVE anything with rhubarb in it. Do you think I could use frozen?

    Enjoy the beach!

  7. oh this does look so good, and my blueberries are ready. I'll give it a whirl. Have a wonderful time today.

  8. Your rhubarb bread looks totally yummy and is definitely something I would like to try. Your picture of it was gorgeous. I could almost smell them! Amy :)

  9. Enjoy your day at the beach, Vee! Rhubard is over for the season here but I'm saving the bread recipe for next year. It looks delicious.

  10. Oh the Rhubarb Bread sounds delicious. I will certainly make this. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    Have a great time at the ocean!!

  11. Your rhubarb bread looks and sounds delicious. Rhubarb doesn't do well here, but I am keeping this recipe and will try it when I see rhubarb available in the store.
    Have a great day.

  12. hardly saw any at all this year at the grocery store...and they were selling it at gold brick prices for some reason. I better plant a stalk of my own...

    I resorted to buying frozen... and haven't tried it yet..but wanted to stew some to add to my apple cobbler .. made one at my sister's this summer and it was sooooooo good with fresh rhubarb in it. Oh,...my mouth is watering just writing about it... must stew up a bit today and just check what it tastes like on its own...

    tx for the recipe...

  13. I'm going to try this one with blueberries that I have already in my fridge. Yummmm!

    Hey, has anybody asked you about what your kids think about your new love? Since he's been around for awhile, they are probably ecstatic, too. I'll bet he fits right into your whole family. I'll bet he has for a long time. Just took you awhile to make it permanent, I guess! Smiles! Vickie

  14. I am so jealous of everyone who has rhubarb and all those delightful recipes! Now we have rhubarb bread! Heavenly!! Alas, it's too hot to grow it and to expensive to buy it here, so I just have to live vicariously through you all! That's it...I'm movin' east so I can have RHUBARB!!!!


  15. I have so happy for you, Vee. I can just hear your happiness in your writings. I'll bet your honey loves you cooking all those wonderful dishes. Do we get to see a wedding picture? Just one? Just a peek?

  16. Ooohh, blueberries. Sounds DELISH! Glad I don't cook - it'd only add to my arse. lol


  17. That bread sounds wonderful. Our blueberries are ready, so I am going to have to try this!

    Hve fun at the beach..

  18. This looks great. I am goign to try it here too.
    A walk on the beach sounds wonderful right now. Still raining here....

  19. Thank you Vee! I have to go and check my rhubarb, we are running late this year but things have kicked up the past month. I wonder if I can reach through my monitor and snatch a piece! mmmmmm

    I hope your ocean trip is wonderful!

    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Kathi :)

  20. OH Vee! That bread looks so yummy! I will try it for sure! I must tell you how happy I am that you found "your man"! How wonderful! Your story, about when you realized that he was the man for you, was so sweet and romantic! I love "how much" he loves you! Joy-bells are ringing in your heart, and that is a blessed thing!!
    Yay for you!
    Warm Pie, Happy Home!

  21. The Bread sounds deeeeeelicious. But what I really like, in this entry is...

    "My love asked...


    ...Silly boy! THIS is OUR time."

    I LUV to hear you say/write those 9 words. LUV 'EM! :-))))

    Miss Mari-Nanci

  22. Oh my goodness...love Rhubarb and will have to try this recipe. Thank you!