Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Black Bean Beetroot Chocolate Brownie -- Dracula's Wedding Cake

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Guess what? Blogspot's decided to allow me to post pics again! Whoo-hoo!
So the blogiverse has been abuzz with black bean-beetroot brownies. This is my version of it.

It has such an interesting color, I might even call it Dracula's wedding cake and serve it for Halloween!

The Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups roasted beets (peeled)
  • 8.3 oz (slightly less than this, actually) dark chocolate bar (I used 72% pound plus from Trader Joes and nearly used half a bar) melted.
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • 4 Tbsp stevia powder
  • Handful of chocolate chips (optional)

The Method:

  • I already had roasted beets in the freezer. If you are going to roast them afresh for this recipe, just heat the oven to about 350F, take a pan with a little water in it and add your beets in them. Plop it in the oven for about an hour. The beets are done when the skin looks all wrinkled and a fork will go through it easily
  • Remove from oven, let cool and peel it. 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  • Take 3 cups of black beans (pre cooked-- preferably in a pressure cooker until soft) put in a blender and blend until it looks like smooth hummus
  • Remove it from blender and blend the beets the same way (without water) with the cacao nibs.
  • Transfer both pulps to a bowl and break three eggs into it. Mix well.
  • Add stevia and mix well.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave -- I just used my microwave setting for melting chocolate and it came out fine.
  • Dribble the molten chocolate into the "batter" and mix well again.
  • Taste and see if you need more sweetness. If you do, add more stevia. 
  • Line a square baking tray with wax paper or grease it.
  • Transfer the batter into the tray and bake for 40 mins.
  • Remove the brownie and let cool.
  • The above method left the brownie a little dry. I might add some butter (about 1/2 cup may be) in future.

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