May 31, 2013

Rhubarb-Strawberry Coffee Cake

On the Menu Today~
Rhubarb-Strawberry Coffee Cake
A family favorite!!

Rhubarb and Strawberry were meant for each other~

Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake

  • Rhubarb Strawberry Filling:
  • 4 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced
  • 4 cups hulled fresh whole strawberries, cut in half
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • Coffee Cake Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2 to 3 cups rhubarb strawberry filling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cold, cubed butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Cooking Directions
  1. Rhubarb Strawberry Filling Directions:
  2. In a medium saucepan combine; rhubarb, strawberries, water, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  3. In a small bowl combine, sugar and cornstarch; add to the rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Use an immersion blender to blend together. Set aside to cool.
  4. Coffee Cake and Topping Directions:
  5. In a large bowl, stir together: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl combine the eggs, buttermilk or sour milk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, stir to moisten. Spread half the batter in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish. Spread cooled rhubarb-strawberry filling over batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter in small mounds over filling.
  6. In a small bowl combine, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in chopped walnuts. Sprinkle crumb mixture over batter in pan.
  7. Bake at 350ยบ oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm
Makes 12-16 servings

Kitchen Tip:
How to Sour Milk:

  • For 1 cup sour milk: 
  • Place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup.
  • Add enough milk to make 1 cup total liquid; stir.
  • Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

*Here is another fantastic recipe to try: Rhubarb-Strawberry Bars
*Left over rhubarb-strawberry filling can be frozen.
*To use, thaw frozen filling and use in any of your favorite recipes

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