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Oh hi there! Bet you didn’t expect to see me here on a Saturday morning :) But here I am.
I’ve had a particularly busy few weeks (story of my life!?) and so instead of just not posting, I decided to pop in on a random Saturday which is something that I have very rarely done. But hey, I’m all about making changes this month.
Today we’re talking about BEETS! I’m a big fan of beets but typically not just straight. I love them in a juice or smoothie and have a beet pasta recipe that I can’t wait to try.
Besides the great nutritional value of beets, they’re also great for making your food a pretty red/ pink color! Case in point:
Kind of obsessed with that color for a dinner roll!! ????????????????????????
I originally wanted to make these dinner rolls a bit of a deeper color but they ended up a faint pink and get even fainter when you bake them which is okay too :)
Why do I love Love Beets organic cooked beets!? Easy- they’re SO easy. (lots of repetitive words in there, huh?).
I don’t love cooking raw beets. I almost ALWAYS manage to get a little of the juice on me and stain my shirt and my fingers. Plus I’m extremely impatient so waiting 45 minutes for them to roast isn’t super fun. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of Love Beets organic cooked beets because they’re SO easy, already cooked, and easy to just juice up, blend up, or serve straight away. No fuss :)
Also, uhm, they have a smoky-BBQ shredded beets that I tried a few months ago and they’re SO tasty! I definitely recommend trying those!
But today we’re using plain ole organic cooked beets. Since they’re already cooked, all you have to do is puree them a bit in a food processor and add them to your dry ingredients before then mixing in the wet ingredients.
This dough does need to rise…twice. BUT I promise it’s worth the wait. Promise. These dinner rolls come out SUPER tasty and hello: pink! :)
I really wanted to try out a fun new way of using beets as opposed to in a juice or salad. I’m very pleased with how these rolls turned out! Brushed with a little butter, sprinkled with a little sea salt, and they’re EVEN BETTER!
Now, you don’t have to do the fancy rolling of the dough BUT it’s actually SUPER easy and REALLY pretty!
I originally tried to photograph me doing this but instead I decided to just link you to the youtube video that showed ME how to roll the dough like this.
***You can watch the how to video HERE.*** Warning: the camera work is rather….shaky.