Some recipes just don’t turn out. This one, which I modified by using black soybean pasta to make it vegan, was tasted by three people, and we would all describe it as Bad – I will never make this again. We all like rhubarb, and I usually like Ottolenghi’s recipes, but this dish disappointed.
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I know I’m posting a lot of desserts! I didn’t abandon my healthy diet, but this summer I brought desserts to a number of gatherings. Since I enjoy baking it’s always fun for me to make desserts without the need to eat much myself. I generally have quite a few posts queued so although summer is now winding down, most of these desserts were made during my busy summer baking season (which is why the fruits featured are now out of season).
To make the cobbler I simmered the rhubarb in a little water with sugar and vanilla extract until it was soft, then thickened it with tapioca pearls. The topping is a sweet baking powder biscuit dough using unbleached flour. I rolled it out and cut it with cookie cutters, then layered the shapes and sprinkled it with sugar before baking until the dough was cooked.
This is a typical breakfast for me.
It consists of Greek yoghurt sweetened with agave and stevia, fruit compote, fresh fruit, cocoa nibs, and ground flax seed. Since this picture was taken in the spring, my seasonal fruits were strawberries and blueberries, and the compote is rhubarb and banana, with a few dates as extra sweetener. When I’m lazy I get sweetened yoghurt with a fruit layer and just add the flax and cocoa nibs.
I was looking for a savoury rhubarb recipe and found one incorporating noodles and kale. I served with lemon instead of lime, used egg-free “oil noodles”, used agave syrup instead of honey to make it vegan, and added dry-roasted peanuts. The result was okay, but not great. I recommend the rhubarb enchiladas as a superior alternative.
I used this basic recipe, substituting wheat tortillas for corn tortillas, sharp white cheddar for mozzarella, kidney beans for black beans, and a fresh chopped jalapeño for chipotle powder. I also opted to make two very large enchiladas instead of several smaller ones.