Mrs Simkins’ Red Velvet Brownies
Gorgeous at any time of year with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew, you could bake a batch of these tempting romantically-themed brownies for Valentine’s Day.
The magic ingredient (apart from the combination of cocoa and dark chocolate pieces, obviously) is beetroot: its naturally sweet and earthy taste enhances the chocolate beautifully, yet without any hint at all of actual beetroot.
Elaborate red velvet cakes have become increasingly popular in recent decades as a ‘groom’s cake’ at American weddings to complement the traditional bridal cake. Incidentally, beetroot helps keep your heart healthy: making these brownies even more perfect for Valentine’s Day! The American-style chocolate fudge frosting sets them off a treat.