It finally happened…I made the chocolate beet bread that I’ve been raving about for weeks on end. I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share this recipe/experience with you! So, without further ado…
Chocolate Beet Bread
- 3 beets
- 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
First things first, the beets.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. What’s with the potato pictures? The white vegetables I’ve photographed above actually are beets. They were black on the outside, and white as a ghost on the inside – the Italian chioggia beet. They sure make clean up a lot less bloody, and I appreciate that.
But, any kind of beet will do for this recipe. They just need to be peeled, chopped, and roasted in a hot oven (~400°F) for about an hour.
Then, the beets are processed and processed until smooth. (This sort of took forever.)
Next, the chocolate is melted with 1/4 cup of oil in the microwave, and allowed to cool.
After that, the mixer does all the work. Combine the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
Then add in the beets, chocolate, and remaining oil… followed shortly by the dry ingredients. You know the drill.
Mix until smooth, without overworking, and pour into a bundt pan or two loaves.
Bake at 350°F for one hour, or until done when tested with a toothpick.
As always, the hardest part of any baking recipe is waiting for it to cool.
J and I took turns eying the bread just a few minutes after it came out of the pan. A watched loaf never cools.
Then he asked, “Why do we have to wait?” and I couldn’t come up with a good answer. So, we dug in.
It was really, really good.
Even better when it actually cooled. Soft, moist, tender, and rich.
I have to report back to the co-worker who originally gave me this recipe and tell her I finally had success. The only difference between her version and mine, of course, is the color from the beets. Hers was almost black, and looked deviously chocolate-y, and tasted deviously delicious. This bread was so good, in fact, I had to tear half of it off and put it in the freezer before I ate it all in one sitting!
Go on, beet your heart out!
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