"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 1/2 c. brown sugar (or half white) 2/3 c. liquid shortening (or vegetable oil) 1 egg 1 c. sour cream or buttermilk 1 tsp salt 1 tsp soda 2 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 - 2 c. diced rhubarb 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 c. sugar (for topping) 1/2 tsp cinnamon (for topping) 1 Tbsp melted butter (for topping)
Combine sugar and shortening (oil), stir in egg, sour cream (buttermilk) and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in rhubarb and nuts. Pour into 2 well greased loaf pans or 3 small pans. Sprinkle TOPPING (sugar, cinnamon and melted butter) on top and bake at 325º for about 40 minutes.
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