Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread

Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread Recipe // Dula Notes

When you’re running or walking for exercise, do you give a smile and wave to passing people? I try to. I grew up in a very friendly community where everyone smiles. Even the people that have run so hard it looks like they might collapse muster a smile. During one of my parents’ visits, my Dad and I took a bike ride and he noticed that not many people acknowledged us on the trail. I had noticed a little, but his comment prompted me to pay a little bit more attention after that. Gathering research for my own amusement, let’s say. Last night, though, I went for a solo walk on the trail and wouldn’t you know it, every single person smiled. It was delightful. Maybe we’re all just so happy that spring is finally here and the sun was out. Or maybe I smelled like baked goods.

Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread Recipe // Dula Notes

I haven’t always been a fan of rhubarb, but its hot pink good looks made me try again and again until I came to love it completely. I honestly can’t stop staring at Megan’s beautiful rhubarb jam or Cindy’s rhubarb cheesecake parfaits. That shade of pink gets me every time.

I eagerly anticipate rhubarb’s early spring arrival and don’t even get me started about the time our neighbor surprised me with a huge bunch from his garden. This is now the 6th rhubarb recipe on Dula Notes and last summer I even turned my Dad into a fan. Rhubarb is tart and when treated right can shine in a recipe. For this recipe, I left the rhubarb in pretty large chunks which created these tangy pink pockets in this vanilla and lemon-scented quick bread. A pistachio crumb topping adds a nice crunch on top for maximum dessert satisfaction. It’s the snack cake of your dreams.

Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread Recipe // Dula Notes

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  1. Hi, Nicole.
    I’m Nancy Chapman’s neighbor
    and love your website!
    Thanks for all of the yummy recipes.

    • Hi Jen! Thanks for your lovely comment! Marc was pleased to meet you and one of these days we’ll have to meet, too 🙂

  2. I try to smile…but I suspect I look pretty weird and awkward. Ha, oh well! This bread looks so good! Love the pistachios up top!

    • Ha, I forgot to mention that part, Cindy! It’s true! I often wonder how awkward my smiles are!

    • Two loaves are absolutely necessary if you want to snack for days 🙂 Thanks, Steph!

  3. You’re such a sweetheart.. I try to smile but not always.. here in the south and smile may lead to a 20 minute conversation.. LOL Love this bread btw!

    • Ha, I love it! My retired neighbor across the street likes those 20 minute+ convos, too 🙂

  4. I pinned this as soon as I saw it–it just sounds SO good.

    I’m cracking up at people smiling at you because you smell like baked goods! I’ll have to try that. If I ever, uh, go running in the neighborhood (probably won’t happen, let’s be real).

    • Thanks! I’m not a runner, either, I prefer walking. I once saw a t-shirt that said, “If you see me running, call the police” and that’s totally me!

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