(easy to make and very tasty)


1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tble.flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup water
1/3 cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Red food coloring, optional


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tble sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2-1/2 Tble cold margarine
3/4 cup milk

2 Tble margarine, softened
2 cups finely chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Stir in water; add butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and, if desired, enough food coloring to tint sauce a deep pink; set aside.

For dough, in a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and mix quickly. Do not over mix. Gather dough into a ball and roll out on a floured surface into a 12" x 9" rectangle. Spread with softened butter; arrange rhubarb on top. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rhubarb.

Roll up from the long side and place on a cutting board, seam side down. Cut roll into 12 slices. Arrange slices, cut side up, in a greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Pour sauce over. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.