Tis the season for strawberries and rhubarb!!! I had a bunch of both that needed to be used ASAP so this is how I spent my day!
I started out with an old-fashioned strawberry rhubarb cake/pudding….the kind my grandma used to make where you put the dough in the pan and then mix hot water, brown sugar, and butter and pour it over the top. It made a wonderful sauce that forms underneath the cake. I will share the recipe below… Another Pinterest win!
Then it was on to a new adventure – the first time making jam in my Pampered Chef Deluxe COOKING Blender. I’m still a little iffy with a fully blended jam, but man, it is so much easier, that I might just have to get used to it!
I used the low-sugar recipe found on the Pampered Chef site. The recipe calls for a reduced-sugar pectin, but I used regular powdered pectin, since that’s what I had. It seems really thick and it isn’t cooled yet. So, I think I dodged a bullet! :). The original recipe can be found here.
The next ‘first’ was a blender jam using chia seeds instead of pectin and a small amount of maple syrup for the sweetener.
I made 1.5 times the original recipe, and I found the recipe on the A Beautiful Mess website. The recipe can be found here.
FYI….chia seed jams can also be done on the stove using the fruit chopped instead of blended. Just do a search for Chia Seed jams and you’ll have plenty of options to try!!
So…it’s been a busy, but productive day!
Here is the recipe for the Rhubarb Pudding (Cake), as promised!! Enjoy!!
Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding
- Oven preheated to 375 degrees
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups chopped fruit I used 1/2 rhubarb, 1/2 strawberry
For the Sauce:
- 1.5 cup very hot water I only used 1 cup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (not in original recipe)
- Mix the cake ingredients together in a bowl, adding more milk if needed to make a thick but not dry dough.
- Fold in the chopped fruit.
- Scrape dough into a prepared 8" pan, spreading out evenly.
- Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and pour over the top of the cake.
- Bake @ 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. It is done when nicely browned on top.
Let me know if you try any or all of these recipes!