I was one of those little kids who loved beets. Mashed winter squash I couldn’t stomach as a child but I’d have second helpings of boiled beets with supper. That’s why I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Beet Sheet Cake recipe in the new cookbook, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars.
If you love the idea of cooking with kids, or aspire to engage your kids in the kitchen, you’ll be encouraged by this book. For author Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, her kids are very much a part of kitchen life.
Teaching your kids to be comfortable in the kitchen is as much about instilling the pleasure of gathering around the table and sharing as it is imparting a life skill.
But back to the beet cake…
It’s an outstanding chocolate cake recipe with a luscious texture. Made without refined sugar (honey & maple syrup instead), a little buttermilk and a hint of coffee, the flavour is lovely and layered. Better yet, the recipe makes a 9”x 13” pan.
The book is full of recipes as appealing as this.
And the book is just the right size. A collection of 100 or so recipes, this is mostly everyday fare, great for families but suited for dinner parties too.
This is wholesome food made with nourishing ingredients. And for author Aimee, a whole lot of love.