Hungry Hip Hop is built on metaphors relating food and dining to rap. No one does this better than MF Doom. Not only did Doom release, Mm…Food, an entire album of food inspired tracks, but all of his prior albums are riddled with food based metaphors. “The beat is so butter, peep the slow cutter,” from the track ALLCAPS was the inspiration for these Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies. If you haven’t listened to Madvillainy, do it! You just can top this MF Doom and Madlib collaboration.
- 2 large organic beets, peeled
- 3 large local, free range eggs
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate bar (I’m a fan of Taza Chocolate )
In a medium saucepan, cover the beets with water. Place the pot over medium high heat and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the beets until they are soft enough to easily be pierced through the center with a knife (about 20 minutes). Drain the beets and puree them in a food processor. You may need to add a tablespoon or two of water to the beets to get them to puree smoothly. Set the beet puree aside to cool.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and sugars. Add the vanilla extract and beet puree and whisk to fully combine. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean but still moist.
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