We plant a lot of beetroot in the potager. It’s a good grower and I love its versatility. You can boil it, roast it, or grate it raw for salads. (Young beetroot leaves are great in salads too.) It’s a very healthy food although if you eat too much it turns your pee pink which can be a tad disconcerting for the unaware.
Today I am doing some experimental baking. Beetroot muffins and a beetroot and chocolate cake. It will be messy and I shall no doubt end up with very pink hands. Hopefully I will end up with some edible delights to accompany our coffee breaks. Watch this space.
This is the easy part, pulling the beetroots out of the ground.
Distracted by a bumblebee on the lavender.
Grating the beetroot - lovely and messy.
The chocolate cake is wonderfully rich and moist, the beetroot muffins are quite pleasant but disappointingly un-pink. I have separated the cake into batches and put most of it in the freezer. Not very sophisticated baking but I'm looking forward to my coffee time tomorrow.