Recipe: Just Beet it Brownies

Brownies | September 14, 2014 | By

Everything tastes great with chocolate, right? Well if you were to ask me that and then tell me beetroot was in the mix then I would answer you with a big fat NO! 
However, I am the adventurous type and being in a chocolately mood I thought, hey, the time has come to be brave and give the chocolate with beetroot a go! 
beetroot recipe

These were easy to make. I did some old fashioned whisking by hand before lining a baking tray and popping it into the oven. 
They did not look that great going in. In fact, my other half dared to say that they “looked like they came straight out of the devil’s arse”. (Thanks darling). 
35 mins later, they were ready! Looking much better than when they went in (eat your words boyfriend!)
I cautiously had a little nibble and was pleasantly suprised at how good they turned out. They had a lovely strong chocolate flavour and were moist in texture. 
Now, I am not a big fan of beetroot but it added a sweetness and a nice reddish/pinkish tinge, which makes me think these would make a nice treat at halloween!
I’m already thinking of what to add to them next time to jazz them up. Hazelnuts maybe, what you think?

You’ll need: 

150g plain flour
150g beetroot ( i used cooked beetroot vacum pack).
50g raw cacao powder
2 eggs
150g golden syrup
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt


Whisk the eggs, syrup and salt in a bowl.
Sieve the flour, raw cacao, baking powder and pinch of salt. Mix well in a bowl.
Puree the beetroot and add to the egg mixture with the dry ingredients. 
Mix well and pour into lined baking tray. 
Bake for 30-35 min at 170 degrees.
Let it cool and then cut into squares. 
PS: My other half liked them too!! UPDATE: I have since posted an improved version, which can be found here



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