And this weekend I tried beetroot and chocolate muffins. Well, it was really beetroot and cocoa. Found a few recipes online that all resembled each other (i.e. BBC, Delia) but had to adapt as I did not have any corn oil.
So, for 10 muffins I used:
- 300 gr flour
- 75 gr cocoa
- 4 tsp yeast
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 125 ml extravirgin olive oil
- 250 ml double cream
- 100 gr caster sugar
- 300 gr beetroot steamed until tender, peeled and mashed
- vanilla qb
My husband seemed to like them (he wrote me an email this morning just to say!) but I am not completely convinced. Tomorrow I will try another one :). Somehow I believe it would taste better if I used chocolate chunks instead of cocoa powder - I'll try next time.
It's almost time to sow both beetroot and aubergines - in the meantime, to keep the recipe fresh in my mind, tomorrow I will cook again my Bloody Good Pasta. Why not, I will try to improvise a gratin next time. And, should I ever ran out of beetroot recipes, I have found a website that seems to have quite a few, interesting ones!
* If you were looking for the place, you won't find it any more: one thing that drives me nuts since I move to the UK, all the decent food places, locally sourced and organic, close down within the year... there is something wrong with the food-scape here... :(