Shared this wonderful recipe with me..
His Rhubarb Cake à la Monette~She tried it first and gave it thumbs up!
I added a bit more of my favorite vanilla and a touch of flavoring I bought from a US company..And I must say the vanilla I am using ..I will be blue when I run out again.It's from Mexico..and the best I have ever had..Nonetheless I think this cake stands up on it's own merits.
Delicious..Like everything Ricardo does.
The Cinnamon Sugar topping gives it a nice aroma and taste.
My sweet neighbor returned home late last night from Paris and Ireland after being away for 3 weeks.
I remember being so touched when we arrived at our villa in Umbria and finding treats under the little mesh tent..that I wanted to do the same for her.
I picked white lilacs and spirea..put them in a pot in her entrance hall and left this in her kitchen~
I really like those little net domes..they make everything look just a bit more special.
Here is Ricardo/My Daughter's Rhubarb Cake Recipe
Gâteau à la rhubarbe de Monette
Ingrédients (1/2 cup) unsalted softened butter, 1 egg,375 ml (1 1/2 cups) brown sugar,5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla,500 ml (2 cups) flour,5 ml (1 tsp) baking soda,1 pinch of salt,250 ml (1 cup) buttermilk ),500 ml (2cups) fresh cut in cubes rhubarb unpeeled, of 1 cm (1/2 inch)...Topping 60 ml (1/4 cup) sugar5 ml ,(1 tsp) ground cinnamon
Prep time 30 min.. Cooking time 1 h Portions 8
1 .Preheat oven to 180 ºC (350 ºF). Butter a springform pan 20 cm (8 po). 2 .In a bowl beat butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla with a mixer until homogenous. 3 .In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add previous mixture alternatively w/ buttermilk. Add rhubarb and mix w/ wooden spoon..Pour in the springform pan.. 4 .In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.Sprinkle on the cake.. 5 .Bake in middle of oven ap 1 hr or until toothpick comes out clean:).
Notes..you can use frozen rhubarb..and you can use vinegar mixed w/ milk to sub the buttermilk..
The simplest ingredients sometimes pack the sweetest punch..Moist tasty.. and with seasonal fruit from here.
My note..I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar this time..and it was just as good..I did sprinkle icing sugar on top for the pic though;)