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Beetroot and chocolate muffins

Beetroot and chocolate muffins

These beetroot and chocolate muffins are best enjoyed the same day as they are baked, but don’t worry, you shouldn’t have any trouble finishing them off, especially if you have any hungry kindergartners around. The sweet, earthy flavour of beetroot and gaudy colour also work well in cakes. There is one thing that people usually don’t know – chocolate and beetroot are a particularly heavenly combination. When you prepare the beetroot to avoid stained hands, wash them and anything else you’ve used as soon as possible. To store fresh beetroot, cut off the leafy tops and then place to dry in a single layer in a wooden or cardboard box.

Beetroot and yoghurt salad

Beetroot and yoghurt salad

Spiked with garlic and a pretty shade of pink, this colourful and unusual salad makes a simple yet delicious appetizer scooped onto flatbread or chunks of a warm, crusty loaf. It can also be served as an accompaniment to roasted, grilled or fried meat, poultry and fish.

To cook wash – but don’t peel – the beetroot and either boil, steam or bake until tender. Once cool enough, the outer skin should be rubbed off. To avoid stained hands, wash them and anything else you’ve used as soon as possible. Beetroot leaves and stems can also be eaten: cook them as you would any other spring greens.