Saturday, June 5, 2010


Rhubarb being one of my favorite dessert items in spring, it try to use it as much as possible as long as it is still in season. There is not one week that goes by without us eating a wonderful treat made with that magical vegetable...

With my beloved rhubarb stalks I generally make either "Clafoutis", "Cobblers", "Upside-Down Cakes" o
r "Crumbles". This time, for a change, I decided upon making muffins and as I love to pair rhubarb with spices, I opted for a "Ginger Rhubarb Muffins" recipe I found on the Williams-Sonoma site.

As usual, I could not make that recipe without tweaking it a little (You know me. I can't leave things the way they are LOL!). Instead of using chopped crystallized ginger (which I very much love), I flavored my muffins with loads of ground ginger and a little ground cinnamon. Both spic
es pair very well with rhubarb. When associated together your desserts end up tasting heavenly. For extra flavor, I also replaced half of the castor sugar by light brown sugar and added some natural vanilla extract.

Those pretty looking "Ginger Rhubarb Muffins" are very enjoyable, not too sweet easy to make and represent the perfect snack. Rhubarb brings a del
ightful tanginess to the muffins while the ginger and cinnamon add a gorgeous spicy note that contrasts wonderfully with the tartness of that versatile veggie. Those muffins are in no way dry nor dense, on the contrary they are very moist, fluffy and soft - no choke material here. Simply yummy!

~ Ginger Rhubarb Muffins ~
Recipe by Williams-Sonoma and
adapted by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Makes 12 muffins.

2 1/4 Cups All-purpose flou
2 Tsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Baking soda
1/2 Tsp Sea salt (fine)
2 Tsp Ground ginger
1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup Light brown sugar
1/4 Cup Castor sugar
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Sour cream
1/3 Cup Vegetable oil
1 Egg
1 Tsp Pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 Cup (1-1 1/2 medium stalks) Finely chopped rhubarb

1. Preheat an oven to 200 ° C (400° F).

2. Grease the cups of a standard muffin pan or line with muffin papers.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
4. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, sour cream, oil, egg and vanilla. Stir in the rhubarb.

5. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full.
7. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muf
fin comes out clean, about 15 minutes. 8. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan.

The original recipe was made with 2 tbs finely chopped crystallized ginger (
added at point 3). I decided to replace that ingredient with ground cinnamon and ginger.
I used light brown su
gar and castor sugar. If you wish, you can use 3/4 cups castor sugar instead.

Serving suggestions:
Serve those muffins for afternoon tea with a good cup of tea, coffee, caffè latte, a glass of cold milk or iced coffee.


~ Muffins A La Rhubarb Et Au Gingembre ~
Recette par Williams-Sonoma et adaptée par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Pour 12 muffins.

290g Farine
2 CC de Poudre à lever

1 CC de Bicarbonate de soude
1/2 CC de Sel de mer fin
2 CC de Gingembre en poudre
1 CC de Cannelle en poudre
105g de Sucre brun clair
105g de Sucre cristallisé
120g/ml de Lait
120g/ml de Crème fraîche
70g/ml d'Huile végétale
1 Oeuf
1 CC d'Extrait de vanille pure
1 1/4 Tasses (1 - 1 1/2 tige) de Rhubarbe coupée en petits morceaux

1. Préchauffer la four à 200 ° C (400° F).

2. Graisser le moule à muffins ou placer les formes en papier dans le moule.
3. Dans un grand bol, mélanger ensemble la farine, la poudre à lever, la bicarbonate de soude, le sel et les épices.
4. Dans un autre bol, mélanger (fouetter) ensemble le sucre, le lai
t, la crème, l'huile, l'oeuf et la vanille afin d'obtenir un mélange homogène. Ajouter la rhubarbe.
5. Ajouter le mélange avec la farine et l'incorporer très rapidement sans trop mélanger.

6. Mettre la pâte dans les moules (les remplir à 3/4).
7. Cuire pendant 15 minutes, jusqu'à ce que la point
e d'un couteau en ressorte propre.
8. Sortir la plaque du four et faire refroidir les muffins pendant 5
minutes avant de les démouler.

La recette originale contient 2 CS de gingembre cristallisé finement haché (à ajouter au point 3). Je l'ai remplacé par du gingembre et de la cannnelle en poudre.
J'ai aussi utilisé du sucre brun clair et du sucre cris
tallisé, mais si vous le désirez vous pouvez utiliser 3/4 de tasse de sucre cristallisé à la place.

Serving suggestions:
Servir ces muffins à l'heure du thé avec du thé, café, du caffè latte, du lait (chaud ou froid) ou un café glacé.


  1. Qu'est-ce qu'un beau et bon ces muffins! Ils ont un goût particulier!!

  2. I am sure your muffins are wonderful. I have never tried rhubarb before (except in a sauce) which gives me an idea how tasty it is. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Your writing makes these sound totally divine and addictive! Although I love rhubarb so these would always be irresistible for me.

  4. C'est le temps de la rhubarbe, un plaisir à cuisiner!
    Les muffins me semblent succulents!

    Bon samedi Rosa:)

  5. Yummy Rosa. Now I'm hungry.

  6. I'd very much like to make rhubarb muffins. I can imagine how good they are!

  7. These look so good. I'm going to make them for taking to work. When I was a child we used to have stewed rhubarb for pudding sometimes, with custard - not so good; now I can jump on the rhubarb bandwagon with these delightful muffins.

  8. Very flavorful and delicious muffins!
    Happy Weekend!

  9. Ginger & rhubarb... what a dream team!

  10. Muffins sounds perfect for weekend breakfast in the garden, especially if your backyard is as beautiful as the one in your photographs.

  11. bien appétissant tes muffins Pierre

  12. Je suis dans la rhubarbe moi aussi et je ne m'en lasse pas!!!
    Tes muffins sont bien tentants.

  13. These showcase seasonal rhubarb vert well Rosa! Le piece de resistance:D

  14. Those muffins must be delicious!!

  15. love the ginger flavour in those yummy muffins, lovely recipe rosa,looks very beautiful too...

  16. Rosa, it's not easy but you make me want to eat rhubarb with these muffins.

  17. what? Peter doesn't like rubard (from above) hmfpf! These muffins looks splendid. I saw a recipe for rubarb cardamom muffins awhile back and was inspired, unfortunetly we don't have much of the stuff here in So Cal.

  18. That ginger takes these muffins to a new level.

  19. these muffins sound an look amazing....I love anything with rhubarb and addition of ginger makes it sound even better :)

  20. I love ginger with rhubarb! I added it to my rhubarb crisp! These look stunning, and I love your photos!

  21. These muffins are awesome dear Rosa and your pictures georgeous! gloria

  22. what a beautiful muffin!!! it looks sooooo tasty!

  23. I'm really loving all your rhubarb recipes lately! I can't wait to try them all!

  24. Yum, I love rhubarb!These look delicious!

  25. OMG! I want those muffins no matter the season, for me - all the year. Awesome photos Rosa!

    Have a great weekend,


  26. Delicious looking muffins. I love the combination of flavors you have used; it sounds so good. Thanks for sharing it:)

  27. They look delicious Rosa! I like how you paired it with ginger :)

  28. moi ils me font tres envie pour mon petit dej tes muffins

  29. These muffins look and sound so yummy-LOVE rhubarb!!

  30. I just love rhubarb, very nutritional and taste amazing.
    As always great post and photos.
    Wishing you a great Sunday ♥

  31. I really like the sound of combining the ginger with the rhubarb in these muffins!

  32. Ginger and rhubarb in a muffin? Sounds very tempting! The pictures look awesome.

  33. I adore rhubarb, Rosa! Anytime, any way. What a marvelous idea to combine it with ginger...I've done it in a chutney, but it would never have occurred to me to try it in a muffin!

  34. Ça tombe pile! Ma rhubarbe pousse à une vitesse folle!
    Et hop; quelques autres tiges à cuisiner!

  35. I would never have thought to combine ginger with rhubarb. I love what you have done here with these muffins Rosa. All I need now is a strong coffee...

  36. olalalal ca m'a l'air delicieux tt ca. Allez je vais en faire la semaine prochaine.... pax maintenant j'en ai qq uns au four ;)
    A +++ soit apres-demain, Rosa !

  37. I've never tried ginger with rhubarb - sounds delicious

  38. I do not really like crystallised ginger, you way of using cinnamon and powder ginger are good alternatives : )

  39. This rhubarb thing is going me crazy...I want to try some so much...I will make this as soon as I find some, no matter where and when...

  40. Great combination!! Those muffins look wonderful!

  41. I am a great lover of ginger and can just imagine the aroma of these. Sounds heavenly!

  42. Mom called me this morning telling me to come pick up a stack of Rhubarb coming from a friend's garden. Her friend was overly generous and Mom felt terrible to refuse. Hence, as I just saw your recipe...I figured, maybe my apple raspberry and rhubarb compote (tasty, but boring) could maybe wait. I do have all the ingredients...however, I think that I'll stick to adding the candied ginger ;o)
    Thanks for the great recipe.
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  43. Ces muffins sont ravissants et les photos qui les accompagnent aussi; qu'est -ce que j'aimerais me servir d'un de ces muffins avec mon cafe du matin!

  44. Those muffins sound delicious with gingery flavor. Yum!

  45. pour moi la rhubarbe est l'un de mes fruits préférés !!!
    j'adore son petit coté acide (enfin pas si petit que ca d'ailleurs !!).
    je ne l'ai jamais mariée au gingembre, mais je testerai !!!

    bon lundi gourmand

  46. Looks wonderful. Can't even begin to tell you how much I love ginger and rhubarb together!

  47. Ginger and rhubarb sounds like a great combo!

  48. Ca a l'air tout simplement delicieux. Je me souviens d'une confiture de rhubarbe parfumee au gingembre goutee autrefois, les deux allaient si bien ensemble!
    Bonne semaine Rosa!

  49. Rhubarb and Ginger, now that sounds Scrumptious! Those muffins sure look lovely.

    Pass one over will ya, Rosa. I'm sipping my tea as we speak.

    Thanks for sharing...

  50. Amazing! Love the flavor combination!

  51. I can just imagine how perfect and light they must be. Rhubarb and ginger is one of my all time favourite combinations.

  52. These look fantastic! I wish we still had rhubarb in our local stores so I could make these today!

  53. These muffins sound really good. I love your use of ginger and rhubarb.

  54. beautiful muffins the ginger..yummy


  55. What an amazingly wonderful flavour combination!

  56. These look awesome. I have never tried Rhubarb before. I kind of want to now :)
    Would you mind checking out my blog? :D

  57. I'm with you on rhubarb, its always been a favorite for me, and these muffins just look fantastic

  58. C'est très british Rosa. Tu sais que j'adore la rhubarbe. Ces muffins sont pour moi. Gingembre et rhubarbe s'etendent à merveille.
    Je t'embrasse

  59. these look absolutely delicious! and I love the photos too, cheers!

  60. the additions you made to the recipe couldn't be better, rosa--they're gorgeous!

  61. Rosa, you made them sound so lucious, honey! Frankly, they look indeed tempting. The combo sounds terrific! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  62. Rosa, these muffins look so good...if I only could have a bite of it...

  63. These look wonderful. I can't wait to make these.

  64. There is so much rhubarb around lately ... I am quite jealous that I have not yet made anything with this interesting ingredient. I must try soon as these muffins look really, really good!

  65. What a lovely unique combination! I love the sound of these muffins. Two of my favorite flavors. It's tea time.

  66. Rosa, these muffins must be delicious!

  67. J'adore la rhubarbe et tes muffins sont très tentants! Comme toujours tes photos sont magnifiques!

    Bonne journée!

  68. Muffins are so perfect and inviting!!

  69. I agree, rhubarb is the best! And with ginger? I can only imagine the yumminess!

  70. Wahou!! cette association me plaît à merveille;)xxx

  71. Humm, délicieux ces petits gateaux !

  72. J'adore les muffins à la rhubarbe et je n'aurais jamais pensé à y ajouter du gingembre.. Très bonne idée !

  73. The combo of Rhubarb and Ginger in these muffins is fantastic! Wish I had some for dinner.

  74. Je rattrape tout ce que je n'ai pas vu depuis que je suis en vacances , quelle merveille ces muffins !

    *** bises

  75. Delicious looking muffins you got there!

  76. Totally scrumptious. Made them this morning, perfect with a cup of tea! thx.