Rhubarb Rolls

My dad used to make these rhubarb rolls when I was young and I didn’t really like them. I think I just didn’t appreciate them. But I saw rhubarb in the grocery store the other day and immediately thought of making these rolls for Hubby. Growing up, we always had these for breakfast but they are sweet enough that they could be served for dessert as well. The rhubarb has a tangy tartness that balances out the sweetness of this recipe. We both really enjoyed them and Hubby even had two!

See that pink syrup on the plate. That’s the key to the success of these rolls. It’s the basting sauce mixed with the syrup in the pan while baking. Hubby thought it was weird to bake these rolls in so much “water” – I explained that it was a very sugary water that would make these rolls delicious. Be sure to pour some of this sauce over the rolls that you put on your plate! It’s fantastic!

Rhubarb Rolls – from my Dad – makes 8 rolls
Syrup:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Biscuit Dough:
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cups milk – I used Soymilk

Filling:
3 Tbsp melted butter – I used Earth Balance
5 cups chopped rhubarb – divided into 2 c and 3 c – I cut the 3 cups for the filling smaller than the 2 cups for the sauce

Sauce:
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup water

Combine 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water; boil 5 min. Pour into greased rectangular baking pan. (I used a 9×13 glass casserole dish).

Make biscuit dough by sifting flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add shortening and milk and stir lightly.

Knead on floured board. Roll into a 12 inch square ~1/3 inch thick.

Brush with melted butter. Spread dough with 3 cups of cut rhubarb and roll as for jelly rolls.

Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices and place in syrup in pan.

Bake at 400 for 40 min. Make sauce by boiling 2 cups cut rhubarb, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/3 cup water. During baking, baste with sauce. (I baked the rolls for 10 minutes and then poured the sauce on and baked the remaining 30 minutes).

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5 Responses to “Salmon with Strawberry and Tomato Salsa”

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    yumventures — June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Sounds amazing! I’ve never had strawberries with fish, but I LOVE strawberries tossed with vinegar 🙂

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    Jen — June 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    This looks really great. Every time I cook salmon my house smells like fish for days (weeks, months, years!). Did your house get fishy after cooking this? Thanks.

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    Jen — June 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Jen – I didn’t notice a fishy smell. Since it was baked in the oven, I think that helps. I also have had the windows open with the nice weather here in Boston.

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    Elina — June 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, I would never think to pair those together but if you say it’s good, I must try it!! Certainly looks gorgeous. 🙂

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    Kerstin — June 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Yay for strawberries! What a creative salsa – yum!

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