Beetroot are so easy to grow, seeds in pot, seedling in ground, after a few weeks,pull out of ground!
I grow a mixed variety so I have the traditional beetroot red, but the less seen, orange and yellow varieties.
Beetroot is also extremely hardy and I leave them in the grown until I need them. Now we are in March and I still have a few left, so lets make a cake.
Ingredients 250gram cooked beetroot, skinned and diced. 3 eggs 200 ml sunflower oil 175f self raising flour 200g caster sugar 1tsp baking power 50g cocoa powder icing sugar to sprinkle on top Method preheat over to 180 C/350f gas mark 4 grease the bottom and sides of an 8" cake tin and sprinkle with flour sieve flour cocoa, baking powder and sugar into a bowl place beetroot into a blender and wiz until nearly smooth add the eggs, one at a time and then the oil to the beetroot add the beetroot mix to the dry ingredients mix together place in the cake tin back for 45 minutes If you double the recipe and make 2 you can put cream in the middle and make a thick double layered cake.