I am just starting to harvest beetroot from our lottie. They were sown late in the season as the first lot failed to germinate. However,it was worth the wait. for these beautiful dark purple globes.
Beetroot is now one of my favourite veggies.
So good in salads, soups ...and baking.
Using vegetables in baking, once a necessity to eke out more expensive ingredients, is now enjoying a resurgence as a way to add flavour and nutrition to cakes and biscuits.
I turned again to one of my best loved recipe books Nigel Slater's Tender vol 1 for ideas and found this lovely recipe for beetroot seed cake.
A change from the more usual chocolate and beetroot combination ( good though that is), this cake is moist and nutty
and the beetroot gives a very pretty pink marbled effect when cooked.
Do give it a go.