Here is my recipe:
First pick good rhubarb. If the rhubarb gets to wide, it gets stringy and isn't as sweet when cooked
Cut the tops of the rhubarb and the end also, then wash it up really good.
Chop the rhubarb into small pieces, you will need about 4 cups:
Here's the magic ingredients that you will need to make this wonderful dessert!
So lets get started, here's how to make this:
Put the rhubarb in a bowl and pour 1 1/2 cups of sugar over the top
Next add lemon juice, salt, tapioca and almond extract (optional)
The almond extract is optional, but it adds a wonderful flavor
Mix all this together really well in the bowl. Then place this in a buttered baking dish
I used mini dishes, so that I could give a few away to some ladies in my neighborhood.
In another bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then cut in the butter and shortening.
Mix together the milk and egg. Pour into the flour mixture and stir with fork until combined
Then take blobs of the dough and place on top of the rhubarb
Keep putting the blobs on until fully covered
Sprinkle with additional sugar (about 1-2 Tbsp.)
Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes
Enjoy with ice cream or whipped topping!
4 cups fresh Rhubarb
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Tapioca
1/2 tsp Almond Extract (optional, but recommended)
2 cups Flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Milk
1-2 Tbsp Sugar