I was recently challenged to use beetroot in a sweet dish. I wasn’t entirely freaked out but did think it would make for an interesting flavour. Vegetables such as carrot and beetroot can work well in cakes as they have a natural sweetness to them and add tonnes of moisture. This recipe is based on one for carrot cake, with the addition of chocolate to enhance the flavour and let’s not forget the gems on top - chocolate candied beetroot! Not strictly candied (like lemon or orange peel) but the cooked in a sugar syrup and tossed in cocoa powder to take this cake to another level. =] Click here for the recipe
Monthly Archives: October 2011
I am no longer tweeting under @preheattheoven but rather @officialchefjae! =D
Yes Preheat the Oven, or moreover Chef Jae, has now joined the twitter revolution!
A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine - for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!