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Beetroot and raspberry brownies

This chocolatey moist brownie recipe is a perfect way to use up left over beetroot and add vegetables to desserts. The beetroot adds a sweetness and gives it a fudge like texture.

Ingredients:

  • 200g beetroot 
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150g Butter
  • 225g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g Self raising flour
  • 200g Dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

Method:

  • Pre heat the oven to 160c degrees (fan forced). 
  • Prepare the beetroot by peeling and chopping them in half, place in a steamer and cook until they are soft when pricked with a fork. Allow too cool to the touch before grating and setting aside.
  • Grease and line a 25x20cm baking tin.
  • Fill a medium saucepan a third full with water and bring to a low simmer. Place the chopped chocolate and butter into a medium ceramic bowl that fits on top of the shimmering water bowl.   Use a spatular to stir the sides of the bowl until the chocolate is completely melted. Alternatively you can place in a microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring in-between.
  • Combine together the sugar, flour and pinch of sea salt in to a large mixing bowl, pour in the melted chocolate and butter. Use electric beaters to beat until well combined. 
  • Add one egg at a time beating in-between. Followed by the vanilla extract and the grated beetroot.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, add the raspberries over the top and place in to the oven to bake for 35-40 minute. 
  • Use a skewer to poke into the brownie, If it comes out with batter still on it place it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. The brownie has a very moist texture so it is best not to over cook other wise it will become dry.
  • Allow too cool on a wire cooling rack before lifting out of the tin and slicing up into squares.
  • Dust the top of the brownie squares with cocoa powder.

Serve: 6 large brownies

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 1hr

Recipe created for Harris Farm Market https://www.harrisfarm.com.au/collections/beetroot-and-raspberry-brownies