Following on from the success from my Chocolate & Beetroot cakes I decided to try making Beetroot Brownies. This was a recipe from the Good Food website and contained both dark chocolate AND cocoa powder so sounded like it would be really good.
The recipe was easy to follow and the house smelled amazing while they were cooking. They had to cool in the tin so they were sitting there taunting us. Once they’d cooled down sufficiently we tucked in….. Only to both stop in unison with a look of barely concealed disgust. Not good. Not good at all. Really beetroot-y and a bit of a weird texture. I was SO disappointed! It seemed a real shame to throw them away. Not least because it was my supply of dark chocolate for the whole week gone! However, Mark took them to work today and everybody loved them! He even said they didn’t taste the same a day later. I tried one again but I didn’t like them still. But at least they didn’t go to waste 🙂
The second new recipe was another treat for Joe Wicks AKA #TheBodyCoach. This is from the second Lean in 15 and is Chilli Chicken Gnocchi. I used leftover chicken from yesterday’s roast dinner so it took next to no time to cook. It’s basically chicken, red onion and chilli flakes fried in coconut oil. Cherry tomatoes are added once the chicken is cooked as is a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and a handful of spinach leaves. The cooked gnocci is then added and the whole lot stirred up together in a warm, comforting jumble of loveliness. Yet again, a tasty, filling and satisfying meal. I honestly can’t recommend his books enough. I’ve used these two books more than most of my cookery books put together! Excellent.