Are there enough Chocolate-Beetroot recipes out there? Yes.
Does the blogosphere need one more? Probably not.
Am I going to post one anyway? Yes.
Am I excited about my brand new lens? The one that AK bought yesterday, ostensibly for me to use (for blog pictures) but it’s actually to use during our wedding shoots? Yes. Very.
Could not wait to break it in. So what did I do? I baked a cake. Which AK ate 3 slices of, before he realised there was a healthy vegetable in it. So I guess it’s been a good day.
But, seriously speaking, when I decided to bake a celebratory cake today, I thought of chocolate. It just fits and makes all kinds of sense. Beetroots were not on my mind. When I looked in the fridge to pull out eggs and milk, I spotted 3 boiled beetroots and was instantly reminded of a version of red velvet that I’ve been wanting to try, using beets instead of synthetic food colour. But since I didn’t have the patience to go the whole hog today, frosting and all, I decided to make a simpler version of the chocolate-beetroot combination. A mildly sweet but flavourful tea cake of sorts.
It was a first for me, and I was not disappointed. AK ate 3 slices, even after a very heavy meal. What more can I say about the success of the experiment?