In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's Healthy Bread in 5 project was a fitting selection of two recipes: Red Beet Buns and Chocolate Tangerine Bars.
Have to admit, I didn't have high hopes for the Red Beet Buns, and I guess it shows in my fuzzy picture.
I'm not a big fan of beets, but I thought maybe I wouldn't be able to taste them when they were baked in the bread. The rolls turned out a beautiful red color. The dough was sticky to work with, though, so I couldn't shape them as well as I would have liked.
I took my first bite...
...and I didn't like it. I could still taste the beets. I'm not sure why, but beets just taste like dirt to me, no matter how much I wash them off. And it was a pain to clean up all the beet stains. Not worth the effort for me, although my husband didn't seem to mind them. He thought it just "tasted like bread."
On to the next project, another unusual recipe, chocolate tangerine bars. I mixed up a batch of Chocolate Expresso Bread and used the dough for these bars. I was a little worried at first, because the dough didn't appear to rise on the counter or in the fridge overnight. And they didn't look to pretty after I baked them.