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Living Larder – Beetroot Brownies

by Polly on November 30, 2016

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Beetroot Brownie by Living Larder

250g of beetroot (2-3 beetroots), cooked and peeled – I just roast whole with the skin on when I already have the oven on for something else.  You could also boil them whole, with the skin on for 20 minutes. 200g of butter – you could also use coconut oil to reduce the saturated fat 250g of dark chocolate 3 eggs tsp of vanilla extract 150g of caster sugar 50g cocoa powder 50g of rice flour – I think you could use regular plain or wholemeal flour here 1 tsp of baking powder 100g of ground almonds

  • Preheat your oven to 180oc/gas 4, line a tin with baking parchment – I use a square casserole dish;

  • Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water – melt the chocolate and butter;

  • Puree the cooked beetroot in a food processor (I think you could also grate the beetroot for a chunkier more beetrooty brownie), add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and sugar process until smooth, finally add the melted chocolate – no need to process this stage;

  • Sift the cocoa powder, baking powder and rice flour into a bowl, add the almonds.  Stir in the beetroot/chocolate mixture.  Fold to combine all the ingredients;

  • Pour into your prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until just firm to touch – don’t overcook as they’ll dry out.  Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.

Living Larder grows, picks and deliver veg boxes across the Island, as well as supplying a number of the Islands finest restaurants. Growing on a small scale, their emphasis is on Fresh Produce with flavour. Delicious heritage varieties, grown slowly and harvested by hand at the point of ripeness and delivered that same day with recipe suggestions included. For your chance to win one of their amazing veg boxes tell us How much dark chocolate do you need to use to make Beetroot Brownie ? Please remember only one entry per household permitted, you can enter by the 16th December 2016 to enter please go to www.thefamilydirectory.co.uk contact form online. All winners will be notified by phone and by email. If you enter the competition your details will not be passed on.

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