What a lovely treat it is to combine some of those garden vegetables into something sweet instead of savoury for a change! We are swimming in beets here at the farm (Joseph is pictured below helping to strip the dead leaves and get them bunches of them ready for our CSA bundles), and this chocolate square is a welcome twist for using them up in our kitchen.
Using cooked beets in your baking lends moisture in place of oil or butter– as well as a natural sweetness. The chocolate paired along with it masks any earthy flavour. And the naturally brilliant red colour of the beets gives an appealing ‘red velvet’ tinge to these squares without any artificial colouring. How perfect is that! Go ahead and give them a try.
Thank you to Jessica Musslewhite of MUSHROOMS & THYME blog for creating this recipe to share with you, as well as all of us here at the farm! Hope you all continue to enjoy your garden goodness for as long as it lasts.