Friday, January 22, 2010

Rhubarb and Muffins


This weather really does dictate what to do in the garden. It has been hot for a week now, but with plenty of rain. The garden is going crazy. Every time I look out the window, or walk around zuchinis have lengthened by inches, and peas have podded.

We have picked peas every day, and had zuchinis every night. I tied the peas up as they are waving growing tips all over the place.

The rhubarb loves the rain, it is sprouting enormous green plates of leaves, with large fleshy stalks. I have made rhubarb cordial and was looking for something new to do with it, when Patricia told me about her Rhubarb Muffins!

God, what a treat!

RHUBARB MUFFINS
Make the Custard; 2T custard powder, 1T sugar, 1c milk. Let it cool.

For the muffins: 2c SR Flour, 1/2c sugar, 2/3c milk, 125gm melted butter, 1 egg, 1c rhubarb (chopped small).

2/3 fill muffin cups then dollop on some custard, put a bit of mixture on top. Sprinkle with demarara sugar, or cinnamon & sugar. Bake about 15mins.