Although, I'm not sure I could relax on the Columbia icefield with my two charges running around. I can just imagine my little cowboy starting an avalanche.Or canoing on Lake Louise, icy glacial water awaiting anyone who rocks the boat, and what five year old boy would not rock the boat? But I'm pretty sure that I could safely take them to the cucumber farm without fearing death-although there are reports of a wandering black bear in the area....can you spot him? And while visiting the cucumber farm, the owners Mr. and Mrs. Charest, would hopefully share their rhubarb streusel coffee cake again. What a way to greet visitors! If you want to garner my loyalty, feed me a generous square of moist and delicious coffee cake, bejeweled with little pieces of rhubarb and topped with a hearty sprinkling of brown sugar streusel. Mrs. Charest was kind enough to share this recipe, plus the four big servings that Quiet Man and I greedily gobbled up. Give it a try and taste for yourself the remarkable flavor of Canadian Hospitality. I can't wait to get some more. Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake
Estimated Cost: $3.00
Notes: Use whatever fruit you've got on hand in place of the rhubarb. The obvious choice would be blueberries, but chopped plums, apricots or peaches would be lovely for a summer coffee cake.
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chopped rhubarb, or other fruit
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in flour and soda, stirring just until blended. Add rhubarb and pour into greased 9 by 13. Combine all streusel ingredients and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until springy in the center.
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