Monday, July 18, 2011

Oh Dear

I appear to have invented a breadish sort of thing that is so delicious I'm not sure we'll be able to leave it there until morning--and it has to be left there till morning because of its being breakfast.
So, um I'm pretty sure it needs a name, but I'll write it out and see if I have one by the end.

Buy or be given a large amount of rhubarb.
Cut it up as if you're making Nigella's Rhubarb Custard Pie but then realize you have too much rhubarb and not enough eggs for custard. Glance at the clock to find its 2 whole hours later than you thought it was. Panic and dump all the rhubarb into a pan with roughly a cup and half of sugar and turn it on high. Stop to make supper and then discover a small bottle of orange juice and dump it over the rhubarb before it burns. Cook it down to a full delicious mush and bung it into the fridge when you realize the blueberry cobbler you made was perfectly delicious on its own.

Three days later make the bread.
3 T dry yeast
2 cups room temperature buttermilk
4 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or several sticks of soft butter)
1 T salt (or less)
6 to 10 cups flour or until dough is elastic and not sticky. I used all white flour because I was out of wheat but normally I would do half wheat. I do mine in my kitchen aid with my dough hook. It occurs to me that you may not want to make enough bread to feed 5 children for a week, so you could revise down accordingly.
Let it rise.
Roll it out into a huge square and spoon the rhubarb over half and then fold the dough over and pinch the edges so that essentially you have a big pocket. I'll try and take a picture before its devoured.
Bake in a 350 oven. Its probably going to be divine lathered in butter.

I need a name for this! Oh please try it out and then suggest something!


Steph said...

Oh man...Virginia gave me a massive amount of rhubarb, and I had no idea what to do with it...think I found an answer! Trying it tomorrow!

Sarah Boyle Webber said...

Face it, dear, you are a gifted cook.

Joyce Carlson said...

Bebop-a-rebop-rhubarb bread

Sibyl said...

Rhubarb Breakfast Calzone ala Kennedina!

Anonymous said...

Pentecost Surprise!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

rhubarb stuffed bread

Anonymous said...

Ruby Bread

Julie said...

So, how was it?!

I concur that Rhubarb Breakfast Calzone is a good name! It looks like a giant calzone! Unless you want to call it a Rhubarb Wowie, lol.

When I lived on the Border, there was a little burrito place called Wowie's that only the locals knew about. Their burritos were about 18 inches long and seriously stuffed with rice, meat, cheese whatever you wanted! A Wowie could feed a family and it was only $5.

I thought of Wowies when I saw your creation! I also thought of my childhood. I haven't eaten rhubarb since I was a kid and a neighbor grew it. She was delighted to give us stalks of rhubarb sprinkled with sugar when she saw us all outside playing.

eulogos said...

How can you not have enough eggs, with all the eggs I bring to church every week? They are for you, too, you know.

But this does sound delicious.