Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chatelaine's Buttermilk Rhubarb Tea Cake~

This is a lovely little tea cake~ And a cinch to make~
 Here is the recipe courtesy of one of my favorite magazines~
 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
 1/2 cup buttermilk
 1/4 cup vegetable oil
 1 tsp vanilla
 2 cups chopped rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sifted icing sugar
4 to 5 tsp lemon juice
 Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray bottom of an 8 × 4-in. loaf pan. Stir flour with baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Whisk egg with brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in large bowl, then stir in flour mixture. Add rhubarb and pecans and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake in centre of oven until a cake tester inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean, 70 to 75 min. Transfer to a rack to cool in pan for 10 min. Stir icing sugar with lemon juice in a small bowl, adding juice 1 tsp at a time until thick and smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm loaf, letting it run down the sides. Substitution Tip: You can use frozen rhubarb instead of fresh - just thaw it completely before adding. Stosage Tip: Refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to a month.

PS My notes..I only had tiny my pieces are small and I used less that 2 cups..not much but less..I also put a foil on top of my tea cake 3/4 through to avoid  browning the top too much.
I also did my mise en page as Chatelaine suggested.We had our little grandson over so I took the op.while outside to paint a tv table a similar color they recommended..and used a similar plate..It was fun to try..Now I wished I had kept

the whole set of old 4 vintage tv tables to paint 4:)
Ollie painted a flour pot..I would post his adorable efforts but it was so warm and he had no shirt on..:)

Not too sure about the net and topless:)~
His tummy had blue..he then started painting his pool..So nana said:" let's swing! "


  1. The cake looks lovely Monique! I love rhubarb!
    And that flower, is it peony?

  2. I have some vintage tv tables - what a great idea to paint them!

  3. We are just about at the end of our rhubarb season but I should be able to find enough to make this yummy recipe. The thought of Ollie painting his pool made me chuckle.

  4. This looks amazing! I have a little stash if rhubarb in the freezer!

  5. That loaf looks so yummy.
    Want to give it a try most definately.
    Sweet grandchild made me smile:))

  6. What a beautiful presentation Monique. You really have an artistic eye.

    What a great idea to paint old tv tables. Very clever. I had to smile about Ollie's blue tummy.

  7. It's a rose:)
    Hope you like it..It is different than the Ricardo one I posted a couple of yrs ago..No mixer..easy cleanup..

    Enjoy it.

  8. PS Pam. nice size for fotos..the little tables:)

  9. This sounds wonderful! I can't wait to start harvesting my rhubarb that I planted last year but I read do not pick any the first season but perhaps I can find some at the farmers' market this Thursday to try this. I love rhubarb!

    What an adorable painting story :)

  10. We grew up with wonderful rhubarb. I haven't gotten any to grow here yet, but I have neighbors with it. I just love it. This looks so wonderfully moist and delicious. (I will just have to buy some!)

  11. Quant à ce biscuit-là, il est prévu pour ce week end. Quelle merveille ! Tu as l'art de prendre des photos appétissantes, Monique !