Last summer, I saw rhubarb at the farmers market. I had never had, let alone used, rhubarb before. I was feeling adventurous and decided to buy some and see what I could do. Rhubarb grows in stalks, so it looks like red celery. It is actually a vegetable, not a fruit like it is commonly thought to be, but is commonly used in pies and other desserts. I looked up a couple different recipes and decided to make rhubarb cinnamon muffins.
Overall, I would say is it was a semi-success. The actual muffin base turned out really good. It was a good basic, healthy muffin base that can be used for a variety of different recipes. Unfortunately, this muffin base did not work well with the rhubarb. Rhubarb has a slightly bitter taste which did not work well with this muffin base. Next time, I would either add brown sugar to the muffin mix or add in another sweeter fruit (like strawberries) in addition to the rhubarb. Or who knows...maybe I'm just not a huge rhubarb fan.
Before being baked
Ready from the oven (at least they looked pretty)
Not everyone agreed with my uncertain feelings about these muffins. I brought them to work and everyone there complimented them and finished them off! Just goes to show two things:
1. You will not think every recipe you try is a success, but try anyway.
2. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean someone else won't too.
To be honest, I'm not going to share the full recipe because I don't really think it is worth sharing. Even though it failed I'm glad that I tried to do something different and new. Who knows, maybe I will perfect it another day. I promise to make a yummy treat next week to make up for this "failure" :(