Rhubarb and Ginger Muffins

 

rhubarb ginger muffins

Rhubarb and ginger muffin

Life is hectic at the moment. House buying is just one of the stresses I’m currently dealing with and things seem to be taking over a little. Baking and blogging are usually great stress relievers but trying to fit in two posts a week is not helping! It means I am going to have to reduce my posts to once a week at least for a while, unfortunately.

Rhubarb is around in abundance (except in my garden where there are just a few thin stalks). It’s great in crumbles in particular but it makes an interesting change in muffins as well. Rhubarb and ginger are a classic combination and I didn’t see any reason not to use it for these muffins. How small you chop your crystallised ginger will depend on how much of a kick of ginger you would like in some mouthfuls. You could also add more if you like it strong.

rhubarb muffins

Time for tea

Recipe

Ingredients

350g rhubarb

100ml vegetable oil

150g soft brown sugar

1 egg

20g crystallised ginger, chopped

225g SR flour

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method

Set the oven to 180ºC and line a 12 hole baking tray with paper cases.

Chop the rhubarb into small pieces:

rhubarb

Rhubarb rhubarb…

Gently steam or microwave for a few minutes, just to soften it slightly. I cooked mine in the microwave on high with no added water (having just rinsed it) for 3 minutes:

rhubarb

Cook enough to soften the rhubarb a little

Allow to cool slightly.

Combine the oil, sugar, egg, crystallised ginger in a bowl and beat for a minute.

Add the rhubarb and mix well.

Sieve in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and fold in carefully.

Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases:

rhubarb ginger muffins

Ready to bake

Bake for around 25-30 minutes or until well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

rhubarb ginger muffins

No need to wait until they are fully cooled down!



Categories: Baking, Cakes, Fruit, Muffins, Recipes, Vegetables

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24 replies

  1. I love the combination of rhubarb and ginger! These look and sound deliciously 🙂

  2. Gosh they look delicious and would happily test them for you. Wise move on one blog a week. S x

  3. They look yum! Good luck with every else 🙂

  4. These look and sound so good! I love the rhubarb ginger combination.

  5. I love rhubarbs! I think these muffins would be fantastic! haven;t thought about using rhubarb with crystalised ginger but I don’t see why they wont work. should try that out soon.

    hope you manage to find your perfect house without too much stress!

  6. Just last night I had a craving for muffins and wanted something different. I’ll have to try these. Good luck with your move.

  7. I love cooking with rhubarb. These look really delicious, the plate is so pretty too 🙂

  8. A wonderful combination. I made a rhubarb and ginger jam – seriously good…

  9. Rhubarb and ginger??? It sounds amazing… I always mix it with strawberries, but ginger could be the perfect substitute!

  10. Your rhubarb looks so beautiful and fresh. I always seem to find it when its at the tail end of the season, slightly limp and woody at the ends! Glad that you can retreat to baking amidst the house buying stressors (but in other news – how exciting is that!!! Wooo, you’re going to be a homeowner!). These rhubarb and ginger muffins sound entirely restorative xx

  11. Rhubarb is such an underrated veggie(?). I love it in baked goods-these sound a perfect combination.

  12. These look and sound so good! Love both rhubarb and crystallised ginger!

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