Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative! (And Molten Chocolate Beet "LoveCakes" Recipe)

LFFC Red Beets

Happy Valentine's Day from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative! It's been a while since we've posted - it's very busy here at the Co-op as we're midway through our first-ever Winter CSA Season and preparing for what promises to be an awesome Spring/Summer Season. (If you haven't signed up yet - we're still accepting applications! Sign-up for both the Spring/Summer AND Fall Seasons at the same time and receive a $35.00 discount through April 20th).

In the meantime, here is a delicious-looking recipe adapted from one of our favorite blogs, The Vegetable Centric Kitchen. Definitely check this one out come summertime for some great veggie inspiration. This recipe comes highly recommended from LFFC staff member, Jamie.

Molten Chocolate Beet "LoveCakes"
3 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70%, plus some chunks for stuffing)
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice organic sugar (can substitute with honey)
1 egg
1 cup cooked beet puree
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla or orange extract (or ¼ teaspoon of each)
pinch sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and chocolate together in a small pan over low heat. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Mix together and pour into cupcake liners. Place a chunk of chocolate into the center of each cup of cupcake batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy while still warm!

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