1 1/2 cups (350 mL) all-purpose flour, sifted*
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) whole wheat flour
1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar (or Sucanat)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup/125 mL extra-virgin
olive oil, chilled
1/2 cup (125 mL) cold milk
6 cups (1.5 L) fresh rhubarb, chopped
3/4 cup (180 mL) granulated sugar (or
1/2 cup/125 mL of Sucanat)
1/3 cup (80 mL) all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
2 tsp (10 mL) orange zest, finely grated
1/4 cup (60 mL) toasted pecans, finely chopped
1 Tbsp (15 mL) milk
*Be sure to sift flour before measuring or crust will be tough and crumbly.
Combine flours, sugar, and salt in large bowl and stir to blend. Stir cold oil and milk in another bowl to blend. Add to flour and stir in, mixing as little as possible, just until a ball with streaks forms. Press into a thick round, wrap in plastic, and chill.
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).
To roll out dough, place a couple of sheets of plastic wrap on a damp countertop. Place dough on top and cover with another sheet of plastic wrap. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into a 16 in (40 cm) circle.
Don’t worry if edges are uneven and ragged. Peel off top sheet of plastic and invert dough onto 12 in (30 cm) pizza pan lined with parchment paper. Pastry will overhang edge. Peel off plastic wrap.
Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and zest in large bowl; toss gently to evenly distribute sugar over rhubarb. Arrange over pastry and sprinkle with nuts.
Fold overhang of pastry over filling, leaving the centre open. Brush pastry with milk.
Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 F (190 C), and continue to bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until rhubarb is tender and pastry is golden.
Remove pan to rack to cool. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla frozen yogourt or a dollop of whipped cream.
Each serving contains: 299 calories; 5 g protein; 11 g fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 43 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g fibre; 10 mg sodium
Source: "Spring Fling", alive #330, April 2010
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