I know that’s what you’re thinking. But please, let me explain.
I had just got home, it was raining, I hadn’t done groceries for a bit and frankly didn’t feel like going out again. Trouble was, I was jonesin for some kind of afternoon, chocolatey treat. What to do?
I didn’t have any butter, or milk and I only had one egg. But I did have some flour and chocolate, it was a dilemma.
But then I saw some golden beets sitting on the table that I was going to juice but……..
So here’s what happened.
First I peeled and grated up three mediumish golden beets.
Then I popped them into the mixmaster with the paddle attachment. Then added:
- 1 egg
- Juice of 1/2 of a sweet orange
Start beater and mix these ingredients thoroughly. Then add:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp coco powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
I would have used chocolate chips here but all I had was a big ol block of baking chocolate that was in the freezer, so in desperation, I took it out and shaved off about 1/4 cup worth with a big knife.
And then last but not least about 1/2 cup of flour. Maybe a little more depending on how juicy the beets are.
Mix it all till you have a nice gooey batter.
Grease ( I didn’t have any butter so I used olive oil but butter would be better!) a baking dish and pour in the batter.
Bake in a 350 oven until it looks nice and firm and the old tooth pick coming out of the centre trick works.
You are gonna be SO surprised!!
I mean…..people make carrot cake and love it don’t they?? So why not beet brownies??