Friday, March 22, 2013

Candied Rhubarb Love Knots

Thank you, Facebook fans!  You took up my Friday plea and helped me get to 200 fans in just a few minutes, so I offer you these sweet little nothings as a thank you.

Candied Rhubarb Love Knots

  • 1 pound rhubarb, leaves discarded and stalks cut into thin ribbons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter, softened, for baking dish

In a small pan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the water.  Stir in the vanilla extract.  Remove from heat.

Gently add rhubarb ribbons and steep like a tea for 5 minutes or until rhubarb is soft.  

Place the rhubarb ribbons on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, being careful that the ribbons are not touching, and bake at 200ºF for 45 minutes or until the sugar coating on the rhubarb is dry to the touch.  

Remove from the oven and tie ribbons into knots while the rhubarb is still pliable.  Allow to air dry overnight.  

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