Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies

At Downham Primary School we measured the width of the playgorund using raw beetroot, and then using the beetroot the kids drew cuboids all over the playground

Later we made Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies and made them into giant dice.
Kid friendly recipe below.
Chocolate and Beetroot Brownie RecipeMethod
·      First wash your hands.
·      Read recipe all the way through.
·      Get everything together you need for the recipe.
Ingredients in the ingredient list are in the order you will use them.
·      Measure and weigh everything you need.
·      Follow recipe in order it is written.250g unsalted butter
250g dark chocolate
250g dark brown muscovado sugar
150g wholemeal self-raising flour
3 free-range eggs
250g cooked beetroot, (not in vinegar)
oil for greasing
parchment paper, scissors, pencil
baking tin 20 x 30 x 3cm. or 20 cm square

1  Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. (It takes about 10 minutes for an oven to warm to the temperature you need it to be.)

2 Measure baking tins. Do you have the right size?

3 Draw round bottom of tin on to parchment paper and cut out parchment to fit in bottom of tin.

4 Grease tin with oil – use clean hands or pastry brushes – and place the piece of parchment in the bottom of tin.

5 Weigh butter, then cut the butter into cubes and place in a pan.

6 Break up the chocolate into cubes/pieces and add to the pan.

7 Weigh sugar and tip into the pan with the butter and chocolate.

8 Melt the sugar, butter and chocolate and stir until melted – Get an adult to help you do this.

9 Leave to cool slightly.

10 Meanwhile weigh the flour and tip into a large bowl.

11 Coarsley grate the beetroot – Get an adult to help you do this.

12 Break eggs into small bowl and beat with a fork.

13 Stir the eggs into the chocolate mix.

14 Scrape the chocolate mixture into the bowl of flour.

15 Add the grated beetroot and gently fold in. Be careful not to overmix or it will make the brownies tough.

16 Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over the top with a spatula.

17  Bake for about 20 minutes. – Get an adult to help you do this.

18  It’s ready when a skewer pushed into the middle should come out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. – Get an adult to help you do this. Be careful not to overcook it as you want the brownies too be slightly sticky in the middle.

19  Remove the tin from the oven and leave on wire rack to cool
– Get an adult to help you do this.

20 Cut into squares – How big do you want the squares of brownies to be? How many equal size squares will it make? How many cubes do you need to make the dice?

©Annie Nichols 2010

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