Walking Photography Drawing Food

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Walking Photography Drawing Food

Over the past couple of years, with age creeping up on me like a huge shadow, I’ve become more aware of the importance of staying healthy. I’m not one of those who has suddenly turned into a gym freak, propping up the local bar with an orange juice and bronzed ‘look at me’ tan. It’s just that I have found a need to live more healthily.

Walking

I have already bored everyone with my walks around the local area, but I hope some of you have enjoyed them, well, I know you have because of the kind replies I get. My next plan is to add some if not all the local recipes I have come across since moving to Wales. In my humble opinion, they are too good to miss. There’s a lot of great, healthy meals, from breakfast to lunch to dinner and more. I’m already starting to feel hungry!

What I Blog

They say you should blog about what you enjoy and I do. Whether it’s photography, walking, drawing, food, music or staying healthy, I think I can say I blog about them all. I try to do it in a humorous way too, although it might be argued that it’s more humiliating than humorous!

Recipes

I hope you look out for my recipes and they prove useful to you. I’m not an expert, in fact I’m no expert in anything. More a Jack of all trades. I doubt Gordon #*x”#*! Ramsey will have any worries over my blog, but if I can make one person happy, then to me that will be a success. Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to read.

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

A delicious chocolate cake made moist with a touch of beetroot.
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 People

Ingredients

  • 1 large Beetroot Roughly Chopped
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 250 g Brown Caster Sugar
  • 3 - Eggs
  • 2 tspn Vanilla Extract
  • 200 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate Chopped
  • Cream To Serve

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Tip the beetroot into a food processor and blitz until chopped. Add a pinch of salt and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil and chocolate. When completely mixed add the oil in.

  2. When the oil has been added, stir in the chocolate, then tip the mix into a lined 900g loaf tin. Cook for 1 hr until an inserted skewer comes out practically clean. Leave the loaf to cool on a rack. Serve in slices with cream.

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10 Comments
  • Sue W
    August 1, 2018

    That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I’m looking forward to the next recipe already. Thank you Trev.

    • admin
      August 1, 2018

      Thank you, Sue, it was so nice I had to share

  • Lolsy's Library
    August 1, 2018

    This looks so yummy! I have been seeing a lot of beetroot recipes lately!

    • admin
      August 1, 2018

      Thank you very much, Lolsy. I love beetroot, oh and chocolate.

  • rugby843
    August 1, 2018

    Interestingly. I never thought about using beets in a cake. Looks heavy and moist, just the type I like.

    • admin
      August 1, 2018

      Thank you, Rugby. I like chocolate cake and I have been trying to eat a little healthier over the last couple of years. When I came across a chocolate cake with beetroot, I just had to try it and it was lovely. A healthy chocolate cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Sort of.

  • MY MAGNIFICENT PLANET !!
    August 5, 2018

    woah !!!!!!
    nice choice of point of discussion……

    • admin
      August 6, 2018

      Thank you

  • inkdropk
    August 6, 2018

    Nice recipe Mr Jones! I’ve tried my own recipe in a four cup chocolate cake, must pop the recipe onto the inkwell. Ta for taking a look.

    • admin
      August 6, 2018

      Thankyou, inkdrop.




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