7 Feb 2012

Beet Recipe

Via Stonegate Community Health Centre in Toronto.
*To veganize the recipe, you could use sunflower oil instead of butter, and applesauce or bananas instead of eggs* (suggestions are welcome!)

Beautiful Beet Brownies – Serves 6
Adapted from Canadian Gardening Fall/Winter 2010
•           Oil for preparing pan
•           6 tablespoons butter
•           1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips
•           ½ cup all-purpose flour
•           ½ teaspoon cinnamon
•           ¾ cup golden brown sugar
•           2 large eggs
•           1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•           1 cup peeled and finely grated red beets (about 2 medium)
Pre-heat oven to 350° F.  Oil pan (8-inch square baking pan) and line the bottom with parchment paper.  Melt butter in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, melt chocolate over a pot of hot water. Stir flour and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat sugar with melted butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating constantly, then add chocolate and vanilla and beat until just blended.  Add flour mixture and beat vigorously for 1 minute, until batter is smooth and glossy. Add beets and stir until thoroughly blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake on middle rack of oven for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centre of the pan comes out clean. Cool completely before turning out brownies and cutting them into squares.

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