Delicious little potato, corned beef and beetroot cakes that are perfect for a family supper dish. Serve these little cakes with baked beans for an added five-a-day boost or, with some steamed seasonal greens.
Beetroot and chocolate go perfectly together. Did you know vinegar used to be added to eggless cakes during the war as a raising agent – so beetroot in malt vinegar is perfect for those sweet treats!
These are not as naughty as normal chocolate brownies, and you can be sure that you are all getting one of your five-a-day too, plus, they make PEREFECT school lunch box treats for the children.
(Makes 20 small squares)
1 x 540g jar of Baxters Baby or Sliced Beetroot, well drained and roughly chopped into small pieces
100g butter or margarine, softened
200g chocolate, minimum of 70% cocoa solids
250g soft brown sugar
3 large eggs
100g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4/Fan oven 160C.
Grease and line a 20 x 30 baking or roasting tray.
Break the chocolate up into small squares, put them into a microwavable bowl, cover and heat on high in the microwave for 2 minutes, to slightly soften them.
Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and with a hand held electric mixer, whisk them all together for 2 to 4 minutes, until everything is amalgamated and there are no visible lumps.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake for 40-45 minutes or until well risen all over; the middle of the brownies should feel a little soft under the centre of the crust and may wobble a bit, this is fine as they will firm up on cooling.
Cool completely in the tin, before cutting into squares.
Make sure that the beetroot is well drained and if you wish, you can rinse them in some water; the vinegar flavour will not be discernible when you eat them!
If you are not planning a large Christmas lunch, why not opt instead for a special dinner for two; serve these quick to roast baby chickens with delicious blackberry sauce flavoured with orange rind, winter spices and just a hint of redcurrant jelly.
What’s more, there’s not a Brussel sprout in sight!
As the weather has turned really cold over the last few weeks it was lovely to be contacted by Charnos to see if I would like to review a pair of their rib opaque tights.
As a fan of wearing my dresses for as long as possible before it gets too cold.
I was pleased to try them out.
About Charnos Established in 1936, the ‘legsperts’ behind Charnos Hosiery certainly know what they’re doing. From everyday sheers and ‘spoilt for choice’ coloured opaques, to boudoir, party and fashion styles; the stunning Charnos collections give an insight into the wearable high fashion alternative. Offering inspiration to its customer and educating on the power of their legs: a real confidence booster…
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I am sharing and outfit post:
I'm trying not to spend no money at the minute and save up for Christmas. Walking through Primark the other day I did however pick this dress up and 2 other ones for £1-00 each!! So can't resist a bargain...
Rather than cutting the bread into triangles, lemon curd sandwiches have been made then cut into cubes and scattered into the dish with a generous sprinkling of blueberries for an easy comforting winter pudding.
Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by me Clairejustineoxox and my lovely co host Judy fromacross the pond: Judyh-jsThoughts.
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The weather has really turn cold the last few day's so what better reason to dig out the snowflake jumpers!!
I love this retro jumper, reminds me of being a kid again, lol.
his is the last one of 3 I brought from Primark a few weeks ago, one seen here and another here
What I wore:
Jumper - Primark
Skirt - Primark ( few years ago)
Tights - Matalan
Shoes - Primark
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