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Well, after being spoiled this year with prolonged cool temperatures, rain and also wind, today in Phoenix, we are well into the 90s! 97 is supposed to be the high I believe! You know what it means when the thermometer goes over 100 degrees, baking at our house will come to an end for a few months. So, I am going to share one last fantastic recipe with you created out of necessity that is perfect for all of you prolific beet grower! It is a Quick Sweet Beet Bread Recipe!
The other day, I shared my Potato and White Beet Yeast Bread recipe. I came up with it specifically for white beets. Then, as I thought about making bread with my other varieties of beets, I thought, "We've made banana bread, zucchini bread, carrot/squash bread, pumpkin bread...why not beet bread?" The more I thought about it the better the idea seemed to me! I figured that I could use some of the same spices that I use when pickling beets. Guess what! It worked!
The nice thing about beets is when using them with other ingredients in recipes, they really pack a punch and you don't need very many of them... I think in this recipe I used one medium and one small red beet and the flavor is there, but not in the bad dirt tasting way! (If you don't get that reference, check out this post).
I was a little disappointed because the batter for the bread was a beautiful red color. Unfortunately after it baked, the bread turned a regular brown color. But, the spices in it were beautiful! My husband said that he could still taste beet, but overall it was just a warm tasting sweet bread, delicious for breakfast. Luckily, this recipe makes 2 loaves, so one can be baked now before it gets really hot out, then frozen and pulled out later.
Watch the time on this bread, one minute mine was under done, then a few minutes later I feel like it came out slightly over. I suggested 50 minutes in the recipe, but you may want to start with 45 and check it with a skewer.
Let me know if you give this recipe a try!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!