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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake...

A devilishly dark chocolate cake with a secret ingredient..

Serves: 8 - 10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1 hour ​

Friday, 4 September 2015

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Britain loves Beetroot : Beetroot And Raspberries Chocolate Muffins ...

A couple of months ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Baxters, informing me that they are launching a Britain loves Beetroot campaign.

They were looking for bloggers to take part in a making their own beetroot recipe as part of a fun challenge.

We love beetroot in our house, (only yesterday my son had it with his fish and chips) so I was looking forward to taking part.


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Beefy Beetroot Cheeseburgers ...

A tasty family meal for the BBQ or for a mid-week supper – 

Baxters Baby Beetroot is added to lean minced beef burgers which are then topped with cheese, red onions, tomatoes and sliced beetroot and are served in a toasted roll for a burger extravaganza!


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Beetroot Hash Cakes ...

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.

(Serves 4)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Brilliant Beetroot Chocolate Fudge Brownies...

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4/Fan oven 160C. 
  2. Grease and line a 20 x 30 baking or roasting tray.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

Nutritional value per square:
  • Kcals = 250
  • Carbs = 30g
  • Total Fat = 13g
  • Saturated Fat = 7g
  • Protein= 4g
Recipe and photo credit by - Baxters


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rosy Roast Beetroot Roots ...

A delectable and easy vegetable accompaniment for the Sunday roast, or for any mid-week family supper, such as grilled chops, sausages or baked ham.

(Serves 4)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...

Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...

Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Tenderstem®, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing ...

Tenderstem®, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing ...

Serves 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Power Salad...

Serves: 1-2 depending on appetite!

Preparation time: 10 minutes


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Beetroot & Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...

Beetroot and Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...

Makes 12 cupcakes
Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus drying time
Cooking time: 20 minutes


Monday, 6 February 2012

Creative Monday Week 6 : Trying something Different....

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays.

 Week 6 : Trying something Different....

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and co-hosted by Judy-H-JS Thought .

A fun linky where you can add up all your creative post each week....


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Beetroot Pancakes with Eggs, Smoked Bacon & Maple Syrup...

Beetroot Pancakes with Eggs, Smoked Bacon & Maple Syrup...


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Beetroot Margarita...

Beetroot Margarita anyone?...

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