Sticky Beetroot Muffins
200g golden syrup
200g black treacle
150g unsalted butter
125g dark brown sugar
100g stem ginger, cut into fine dice or we grated ours
4tsp ground ginger
2tsp ground cinnamon
250g pack cooked beetroot
2 medium eggs, beaten
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
300g plain flour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4, line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases.
- In a saucepan , add the golden syrup, black treacle, butter, dark brown sugar, stem ginger and both ground spices. Warm gently until butter and sugar have melted.
- Purée the beetroot in a food processor, and blend with the eggs, milk and bicarbonate of soda.
- Once the butter and sugar have melted, take the saucepan off the heat and add the milk, eggs & beetroot.
- Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and beat in the wet ingredients until they are smooth – batter will be quite runny.
- Fill the muffin cases with the batter – this is easier if you use a jug – and bake in the preheated oven until firm but springy to the touch. Be careful not to overcook the muffins, they are nice a little sticky. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a rack.
- Whilst the muffins are cooling make the icing by beating all the ingredients to a smooth paste. Drizzle over the muffins when they are completely cold. These muffins keep really well for a few days in an airtight tin.
You can serve with a drizzle of Lemon Icing (icing sugar, lemon zest and lemon Juice) or because I really like it a dollop of Vanilla Cream (fresh cream with Vanilla Extract)
We used fresh beetroot we had grown in our garden, another way to get one of your 5 a day in especially for children who don’t like vegetables. It’s so easy see our blog about what we have grown HERE
We found the recipe at Love Beetroot.co.uk