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 “Banana Bread”

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    birdutmasali — November 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    ı lıke banana bread
    very goog !

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    Amanda — November 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Any special tips for freezing your bread & muffins? I really would like to stock up our freezer with some yummy things like that.

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    Jen — November 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Amanda – I usually wrap the bread/muffins individually with saran wrap. Then I put them into a large Ziplock bag and throw them into the freezer.

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    Ingrid — November 29, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I’m with you on your Black Friday traditions. I do NOT like pushing, shoving, rude crowds but LOVE delish foods like this banana bread! Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

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    Sarah — April 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    This bread came out great. I substituted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for the shortening and used whole wheat flour instead of regular. The bread came out moist and flavorful, with a perfect thick crust on the top. I’m keeping this as my go-to banana bread recipe.

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