Baxters sent a gorgeous hamper with a lovely Baxters apron and a selection of Beetroot from their range. Baxters are reasonably local to us, and I’ve often bought their beetroot as it tends to be a nice sweet vinegary taste.
Their products have been in my life as far back as I can remember, so we’re regular customers in this house.
Baxters have been going in the UK for several generations and the make soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot and chutneys among other thing. Baxters create their own recipes and showcase some of the them on their website. They even have the opportunity for you to add your own recipe to their website, and if they like it, they might feature it online.
They have a visitors centre that is based around a highland village experience in Fochabers, Aberdeen. I’ve driven past it several times, but have not stopped off as yet, but after this challenge, I may well give their Highland Village a visit in the near future.
They challenged me to come up with a recipe for their Beetroot so I used it as an alternative to rumpledethumps for leftovers in a Chicken, Bacon and Beetroot Stir Fry which went down a treat.
I opted for another recipe for one of the jars of beetroot in making the Beetroot and Chocolate Brownies from their website. I had to tailor the recipe as I didn’t have quite enough beetroot for their version, and it went down well with the kids.
I can’t say that it was my favourite and I much preferred the savoury stir fry to the sweet versions, but the kids loved the brownies. I think I just have more of a savoury tooth.
Here we go with my two recipes from the challenge.