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Squares of chocolate brownie with beetroot, one square balanced on top Tried & Tested

Beetroot and chocolate brownies

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This fabulous flavour combination really rejuvinates the traditional chocolate brownie and not only does it taste great, it counts as one of your five a day!

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  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Dark chocolate
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson)
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Beetroot cooked, pureed or grated
  • 100g 3½ oz Walnuts broken

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3). Lightly grease and line a 20cm x 30cm x 2cm baking tin .

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put the butter and dark chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Stick the bowl on a baking tray lined with baking paper and put it in the oven to warm up.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Dark chocolate
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    After a few minutes, take out the mixture, give it a stir and put it back in the oven to melt completely. You may prefer to melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl held over a pan of simmering water.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    In another bowl, whisk together the caster sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy. Stir into the chocolate mixture until well combined. Sift in the flour and fold in with the beetroot and walnuts.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson)
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Beetroot cooked, pureed or grated
    • 100g 3½ oz Walnuts broken
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes and until a knife or skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Remove from the oven and stand the tray on a wire rack until the brownie is cool enough to cut into squares.