Thursday, August 8, 2013

rhubarb cobbler recipe and 10 reasons why you should make it

rhubarb is everywhere. 
at least five people you know have it in their backyards (probably) 
farmers markets are full of it.
some stores carry it from local sources.
rhubarb is healthy
rhubarb is tasty
'rhubarb cobbler' just sounds amazingly mouthwatering
cobbler is a fun word
you don't have to make pie crust 
(but you could if you really wanted too!)
your toddler can help you make it 
and it will still look and taste amazing
you basically must smother this rhubarb cobbler 
with high-quality vanilla ice cream
ice cream always makes people happy
there's nothing like ending your day with a bowl full of this stuff: 
the buttery cobbler topping, the sweet-yet-tangy syrup, the perfect-sized chunks of rhubarb, 
and the slightly melted ice cream mixing with all those other flavors.

so have you rushed off to where ever you can find some rhubarb to make this cobbler yet?

it's sooooo good. and I snuck some strawberries in, you probably could too.

the recipe is from Ree at The Pioneer Woman AKA the source of a million easy and delicious recipes with gorgeous pictures and hilarious side-notes.

Rhubarb Cobbler

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  • 4 cups Chopped Rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract (optional)
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening Or Lard
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 whole Egg

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl, combine rhubarb, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, lemon juice, and almond extract if using. Stir and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and baking powder. Stir together. Add shortening and butter, then cut together with a pastry cutter.
Beat egg and milk together. Pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined.
Pour rhubarb into a buttered baking dish. Tear off pinches of dough and drop it onto the surface of the fruit, creating a "cobbled" texture. Sprinkle additional sugar over the top.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

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  1. okay, firstly.. anything Ree touches is gold. so. I'm in.
    (She's an okie, y'know. we're practically neighbors)

    second. I haven't ever had rhubarb anything, but there's a pie shop that opened up and everybody raves about their strawberry rhubarb pie.. how fancy would i be if i made my own cobbler?

    doin' it.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Yum, wish I could share with you!!!

  3. YUMMM! You don't need to convince me to make this because I love rhubarb but you may have convinced me to make it TODAY! Love seeing Riggs help out in the kitchen!

    XOXO/Lena @ RootandBlossom

  4. @Shayla (moons and junes) - yes isn't Ree amazing?!! I just wish she was my bff lol. rhubarb is so so good I hope you had a chance to make your own!

    @CES - I wish you could too! xoxo

    @Lena - thanks, isn't he a cutie? I love when he helps but it can be tricky keeping him from eating everything in sight! ;) hope you had a chance to try it out!

  5. Love rhubarb! Woot! I found your blog through the Hand and the Heart and think your background scenery alone is enough to give sweet naptime dreams!