This post is by regular contributor Kyrstie Barcak of A Fresh Legacy.
Beetroot is a striking vegetable – in both appearance and taste. It always seems to add an element of fun to the plate with its vibrant color. I am a huge fan of feeding my children a rainbow plate of food – using a wide range of vegetables of various colours. I feel a little guilty if there are less than three or four different colours on the dinner plate. I introduced my children to beetroot when they started solids. They started off eating it as a mash and continue to present it to them in various forms. Beetroot is a feature on our dinner table on a regular basis as we grow it in the vegetable garden across most of the year. We also love it as a snack – beetroot chips are currently our favourite way to enjoy them.
This recipe was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago. It captured my imagination as I thought it would make a lovely variation of Stephanie Alexander’s original idea of a beetroot and chocolate cake.
Choc Beetroot Biscuit Recipe
- 50 grams butter, softened
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 50 grams plain yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- ½ cup rye flour
- 100 grams dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 cup cooked and grated (or pureed) beetroot – about 140 grams
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
- Add the butter, sugar and yogurt to a bowl and beat until well combined. These ingredients will separate as there is not much butter in the recipe. Don’t worry as it will come together when the remaining ingredients are added.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding the beetroot last.
- Shape the biscuits into small balls and place on a lined baking tray.
- Flatten the biscuits with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Cool on a tray.
These biscuits are best eaten when they are still warm from the oven. Store in an airtight container or tin and eat within a couple of days.
Makes: approximately 12-14 depending on size you create
Preparation time: 30 min (including time to cook the beetroot)
Cook Time: 12- 14 minutes
Does your family eat beetroot?