Rhubarb Strudel

Rhubarb Strudel made by LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (147487)
Switzerland
February 17, 2016 9:31am CST
In the ancient times, the rhubarb was used for medical purposes, especially in China, but also in Europe and Asia. The red pigment of the stalks, is known to kill leukemia cells and to slow the growth of some forms of cancer. The rhubarb is delicious in cakes and pies, especially if mixed to apples or strawberries. Yesterday I have bought fresh rhubarb stalks and today I have made a rhubarb strudel. It is just out of the oven, cooling down waiting to be eaten at tea time. Have you ever tasted a rhubarb pie? Do you like its taste?
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• Preston, England
17 Feb 16
we used to have our own wild rhubarb patch in our garden but my long since deceased step-father hated it and destroyed it - I still love rhubarb so I was unhappy when he did that
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I am sorry, I have seen rhubarb patches and they are also decorative in the garden. I want to plant rhubarb next year.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 16
@arthurchappell It is no surprise that they were wild if they knew what your father was going to do to them.
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• Preston, England
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck it needs great care or it spreads very quickly and can affect other plants/crops
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
I love rhubarb in any form, but I especially like it in a crumble. It's also great just stewed and served with custard. Your strudel looks delicious.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
We have decided to eat the strudel after dinner. I also like the crumble, with a vanilla ice cream or a custard.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Feb 16
@LadyDuck oohhh I should have read a bit further down as I can see now .... you do know what a crumbe is....
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@sueznewz2 Yes, I know, my favorite is the peach crumble with vanilla ice cream.
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@Orson_Kart (4311)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
That looks delicious. I love rhubarb in a pie or a crumble, but I've never had it as a strudel. I am sure I would enjoy it just as much. I am familiar with apple strudel (though I've never tasted that either) but not rhubarb. Only problem is you need to add lots of sugar, if I remember rightly?
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I do not add a lot of sugar in my strudels, both my husband and I like a bit tart taste. Rhubarb crumble is delicious too.
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• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck A little tart is something I don't mind either. What would you have with it - Ice cream, cream, or custard?
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@Orson_Kart Vanilla ice cream or custard, if it's cold outside, custard, I like both.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
17 Feb 16
My grandfather used to cultivate this plant on his dacha and feed me the stem of this with sugar many years ago
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
It is a vegetable that grows in cold countries, I like the taste.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
That is one of the traditional ways to eat it! The stems are edible but the leaves are poisonous.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@Fleura I remember that the leaves are poisonous, only the stalks are for sale, the leaves are removed immediately after it is picked up.
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@Shiva49 (12073)
• Singapore
17 Feb 16
Thanks for the share. I have not tried this yet - siva
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I think it grows in your country, I know that it was extremely popular in china.
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@Shiva49 (12073)
• Singapore
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck I have to check this out - siva
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@LeaPea2417 (19124)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Feb 16
That looks delicious in the photo. Yes, my Mom used to make the most tasty rhubarb pies when I was a child.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I like the taste of rhubarb, I also like the rhubarb and strawberries pie.
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@LeaPea2417 (19124)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck I do now remember something. When my Mom made the rhubarb pie, she liked to serve it warm and she would put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the same plate. It was tasty eating the pie and ice cream together. Have you tried it like that before?
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@LeaPea2417 Yes, especially with the crumbles I like the vanilla ice cream, with the strudel I prefer warm custard.
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@andriaperry (46403)
• United States
17 Feb 16
Not pie but I have had the jam. I want to make a pie :)
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
The jam is good. I have collected the juice, I have to think what to do with it.
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@andriaperry (46403)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Make jelly!
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@andriaperry Yes, I was thinking to prepare a "panna cotta" and make a jelly with the juice to serve with it.
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@DianneN (74326)
• United States
17 Feb 16
I love rhubarb pie, especially in apple or pear pies. I only have had apple strudel in Vienna. It was fabulous! Enjoy!
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
The apple strudel that they make in Vienna is delicious.
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@DianneN (74326)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck It's the best in the world!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 16
I do not think that I have ever had rhubarb strudel, but I have always enjoyed rhubarb crumble so the strudel should suit me fine. Do not eat it all yet, I shall book an air flight.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I am waiting for you Barry, I have not yet cut the strudel. Do you prefer vanilla ice cream or custard with the strudel? Nice avatar!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Custard of course, the ice cream mix is more suitable for summer. My avatar is not used to being here, so he seems to be trying to find his way back to his folder.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@Asylum Now I understand, poor little avatar.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
18 Feb 16
It looks so delicious . Does it have a filling of meat inside ?
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
NO! This is a cake, the filling is made with rhubarb, apples sugar, cinnamon and raisins.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Oh so that's a cake . It's not the traditional looking cake .
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD It is traditional here, in Germany and Austria. Apple strudel is a traditional cake, this one also have rhubarb.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
18 Feb 16
caladium credit https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starr_080103-1363_Caladium_sp..jpg
Rhubarb does not grow here but we have edible caladium. We use both the stems and leaves. It comes in green and black varieties.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
We grow those plants but we do not eat the leaves.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
18 Feb 16
@LadyDuck There are some great recipes using those leaves.
alu vadi recipe with step by step photos. alu vadi or patra is stuffed rolled colocasia leaves snack popular in maharashtrian and gujarati cuisine. alu vadi recipe is also known as pathrode.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
@allknowing what kinds of recipes do you make with caladium? Sounds interesting.
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@marlina (71273)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Yes, I have tasted desserts made with rhubarb and they are delicious.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I like the desserts that are not too sweet, the tart of the rhubarb is not disturbing.
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@Raelove (16820)
• Saco, Maine
17 Feb 16
As a child, I loved breaking off a stalk of rhubarb and sucking on its sour juice. People should know that the leaves are highly toxic, so they shouldn't be eaten. I like rhubarb in a pie if it's mixed with another sweeter fruit. We should be seeing some stalks in our stores here in a couple of months.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I know that the leaves are toxic, they sell only the stalks here and now is the rhubarb season.
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@Raelove (16820)
• Saco, Maine
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Our spring comes later here, but it's always a welcome sight to see the new produce appear in the bins. I assumed you knew the leaves were toxic, but I don't think everyone does. I didn't learn that myself till recently.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@Raelove I suspected that there was something wrong with the leaves because I have always seen only the stalks on the shelves. I researched because I wanted to grow rhubarb, just to be sure. Next year I try to plant some in the garden.
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@jstory07 (65263)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Feb 16
I hjave eaten raw rhubarb but not in a pie.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
I have never tried raw rhubarb, I still have a couple of stalks, I should try.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
@story07 I can't imagine eating raw rhubarb, whats it taste like?
• United States
17 Feb 16
One can rarely find rhubarb here Anna. It is very sad as my Mother loves the rhubarb pies. I would make them for her if I could get some. There is only can stuff..not the same.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I agree canned stuff is not the same, especially rhubarb. I am very sorry that you cannot find fresh rhubarb in your place.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Yes it sucks here Anna..haha I love the look of that strudel!
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
I really like rhubarb pie and rhubarb crisp. I have never had rhubarb strudel
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
The strudel is very good, we have already eaten half of it
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@amadeo (61712)
• United States
17 Feb 16
I made pie,crisp,sauce.Cannot get enough of this.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
I like the little tart taste of the rhubarb, I have also prepared a chutney to serve with the fish this evening.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
This makes me hungry and now I want to buy some. Not sure what they have in the stores yet but if I have to wait till later will look forward to it. Yummy.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 16
We have finished the strudel this morning with a cup of coffee, we skipped dinner yesterday.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
@LadyDuck I like doing that too so to break the monotony. Now I'm thinking of even growing the stuff because I can remember harvesting it when I was small. It used to grow wild if I remember correctly.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 16
@Bluedoll It seems that it is an easy plant to grow and it spreads a lot. I want to try to grow rhubarb in my vegetable garden. It's even pretty, with those bright red stalks.
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• United States
21 Feb 16
Well see here is an EXCELLENT example of an alkalizing vegetable (rhubarb grows on a stalk, see the letters 'alk' is in the word stalk, ) that can deter some of the malignancy that develops in weakened cells creating cancer. The alkaline environment is brought up nicely maintained by eating lots of this plant because some cancer cells starve in acid environments. This could help reduce acids . . . Thank you so kindly for sharing this Anna way to go
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
21 Feb 16
Thank you Erica, in fact the Chinese Medicine use rhubarb to fight cancer. In my native Italian city we use to drink a liquor made with rhubarb as appetizer.
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• United States
22 Feb 16
Chinese Medicine has always been a favorite of mine to study and quite a bit of it is so biologically beneficial, I don't understand why more people do not embrace it . . . That liquor is a reddish sweet kind of syrupy yummy, isn't it ? @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
23 Feb 16
@enlightenedpsych2 No, it's not sweet, it's reddish brown, I have found a photo to show you.
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@MALUSE (37989)
• Germany
17 Feb 16
Where do you get fresh rhubarb in February? I've never heard of rhubarb being grown in greenhouses in winter.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
Yes, it is grown in greenhouses here in Switzerland , but the package that I bought at Aldi comes from Canton Argovia, that it is all the way up to the north. I still have the ticket of the supermarket on my desk 1 Kg 4.99 CHF, that is a bit expensive, but my husband insisted.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@MALUSE Here is the proof of my purchase. I never lie.
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@MALUSE (37989)
• Germany
17 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Oh dear, I haven't accused you of lying! I'm just curious. Where does the rhubarb come from?
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