Amazing Rhubarb Bread

"This recipe comes from Alice Collins, a 90 year old grandmother in Ajax Ontario. She's been making this bread for friends, family, and bake sales for more than 35 years."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
10-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Line a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Whisk whole wheat flour, all-purpose fluor, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Combine orange rind, orange juice, egg, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl; add to flour mixture.
  • Sprinkle with rhubarb and walnuts (if using).
  • Stir until moist but still lumpy.
  • Scrape into prepared pan.
  • Bake in centre of a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven about 1 hour, or until a tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool.
  • Serve within 24 hours.

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Reviews

  1. HeatherFeather
    This is really delicious! Considering there are only 2 Tbsp oil in the whole recipe, this came out rich & buttery tasting. It is very tangy -from the rhubarb and the orange zest, no doubt. If you like a less sweet tea loaf, with a rich, unique flavor, then you will also enjoy this. Cooked exactly in 1 hour.
     
  2. KennKonn
    Those 90 year old Grandma's are amazing cooks!! This was incrediable! I am not usually an orange flavor person. I ate more pieces of this than I care to admit, you just can't stop slicing another piece. I did use 2 cups of white flour because I didnt have whole wheat. Its moist and that orange flavor is there but not over powering. I doubled the recipe to made two loaves, one I added nuts too and one I didnt because some family members don't like nuts. This is a keeper, I have already mentioned it to more than one person. Thanks for a great recipe!!
     
  3. sugarpea
    Wonderfully textured quick bread that baked as stated in one hour. I found the orange flavor overpowering and couldn't taste the rhubarb at all. I would substitute apple or rhubarb juice next time. Didn't miss the oil at all and it's a great way to get some whole wheat in the diet.
     
  4. Eddiva S.
    I just made this. I'm sorry but it was absolutely terrible. The favors do not mix at all...and I make a lot of breads. I will definitely be deleting this recipe. If you must try this bread, do yourself a favor and don't make it for company!!!
     
  5. Son of Thunder
    Very good and moist. Used apple sauce instead of OJ. Reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Inge6696
    This was pretty good considering I forgot to put the sugar in :( I doubled the recipe and used apple juice instead of orange juice which probably helped make it not quite so tart. I will make this again as we have lots of rhubarb but I will add the sugar next time -maybe not 3/4 of a cup but at least some!
     

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