This is what I did:
- Chopped up 4 sticks (about 300g) of washed & trimmed rhubarb into 1 cm lengths.
- Placed these in a greased Pyrex dish and sprinkled a teaspoon of rose water over the top.
- Spooned 50g cardamom sugar (caster sugar) over the rhubarb.
- Roasted at 200C for 30 minutes.
- Left to cool, then spooned into a jar.
- Melted 40g unsalted butter in a pan.
- Added 100g local Cornish runny honey and 50g light brown sugar.
- Turned off the heat and added 50g milk, 40g water and 10g of rhubarb liqueur (homemade) with a tsp of rose water.
- Stirred until smooth then left to cool.
- Ground the seeds from two cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar.
- Sifted 100g plain white flour, 50g rye flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda into a bowl.
- Added the cardamom and the grated zest from 1/2 a small orange.
- Stirred in 25g chopped white chocolate.
- Made a well in the centre and poured in the honey mixture.
- Stirred until all combined.
- Divided the mixture between 6 buttered muffin moulds and placed in the fridge for an hour.
- Placed a spoonful of rhubarb jam on the top of each one.
- Baked at 180C for 20 minutes.
- Left to cool
- Mixed 1 tbsp icing sugar with a little rhubarb liqueur (homemade) and a drop of rose water to form a slightly runny icing.
- Drizzled these over the cakes whilst they were still warm.
When making these Nonnettes, I had not one, not two, not three, but four blog challenges in mind:
Simple and in Season - a monthly challenge to get us to cook uncomplicated food using seasonal ingredients by Ren of Fabulicious Food. This month it is being guest hosted by Urvashi of The Botanical Baker.
Alpha Bakes - Caroline Makes and Ros of The more than occasional baker take it in turns to pick a random letter from the alphabet which inspires the theme of the bake. This month Caroline picked H and my H is for Honey Cakes.
Tea Time Treats - the fabulously sugar overloaded monthly tea time party run alternately by Karen of Lavender and Lovage and Kate of What Kate Baked. The theme this month is floral. Rose is my flower of choice, because I love roses as mentioned in previous posts and one of the reasons why I chose Rose as one of the We Should Cocoa challenges.
Made with Love Mondays - Javelin Warrior's weekly challenge to get everyone making dishes from scratch from Javelin Warrior's Cookin w / Luv.