25 September 2013

Beautiful Beetroot Brownies

One sure fire way of getting everyone to eat fruit or veg in this house is to hide it and make it taste like something else.

So when I saw some gorgeous local beetroot the other day I knew I had to get some and make some yummy beetroot brownies.


250g Dark Chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
250g Unsalted Butter
250g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
150g Self Raising Flour
250g Beetroot, boiled until tender, peeled and grated ( I use a food processor with the grater attachment)

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease a baking tin of approximately 20 x 30 x 3cm and line the bottom with baking paper.
2. Break up the chocolate into pieces, cut the butter into cubes then place them in a heatproof bowl. Melt over a pan of hot water (bain marie) stirring occasionally until completely melted.
Love melted chocolate and butter so pretty
3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl until mixed, you can use a handheld whisk but I tend to use a balloon whisk, then beat in the melted chocolate and butter until smooth. 

4. Gently fold in the flour and beetroot -don't overmix or it will make the brownies tough.
Beetroot is just a gorgeous colour

5. Pour the mixture into tin and smooth over the top with a spatula. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. A knife or skewer pushed into the middle should come out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Don't be tempted to overcook them! Remove the tin from the oven and leave on wire rack to cool before cutting into squares.

Best served warm with cream
This recipe is a winner and the children and my husband always ask for more plus it turns the cream a pretty purple colour so whats not to like, dare you try it on your family?
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  1. I love beetroot chocolate cake but not tried it with brownies before. Thanks for a lovely sounding recipe - I'm off to dig some up from the garden!

  2. I'm so going to try this...surely it must count as one of your five a day ;) hehe (Here from the Recipe of the Week Linky.)

  3. Oooh, these look great. I tried making beetroot chocolate muffins a while back and the finished result looked great but tasted awful, lol, so needless to say I didn't blog it. I've been too scared to try it again but reading your recipe, I can see where I went wrong (I think) so I'm going to give these brownies a go! :) Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. Pinned and Stumbled :D Do pop over and join in again! x


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