When my friend brought me rhubarb from her garden, there was only one thing to do....
Orange Rhubarb Muffins
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of orange juice (approx juice of 2 oranges)
½ cup of sunflower oil
Zest of 1 unwaxed orange
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
11/2 cups of finely diced rhubarb (2 sticks)
Pre-heat the oven to 190C/ 375F/Gas 5.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
Make a well in the centre and add the orange juice, oil, zest and vanilla extract.
Give it a few stirs then fold in the diced rhubarb. Stir until just combined.
Fill the muffin cases two thirds of the way up.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until just browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe by Caroline Turner