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Chocolate Beetroot Cake

 Looking for something indulgent? These velvety chocolate beetroot cakes will hit the spot. 

INGREDIENTS

  •  1.3 cups beetroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4/5 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. 
  2. Put the beetroot, eggs, oil and lemon juice in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar.
  4. Add the blended beetroot mixture, and mix until smooth. 
  5. Add the baking powder and mix until fully incorporated. 
  6. Pour the batter into silicone cake moulds. 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until you a pick comes out clean. 
  8. Top with melted dark chocolate, and enjoy!

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Pasta: On a flat surface, made a well with the flour

  • For the pasta:
  • 4 cups of semolina flour + more (about a half of a cup)
  • 1 c lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 TBS Bourbon Smoked Salt + 2 TBS
  • Southern-Style Pesto:
  • 1 lb grape tomatoes
  • 2-3 TBS olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 TBS Bourbon Smoked Salt and Pepper (you may prefer more salt)
  • 1/2 or 2/3 c. walnut halves
  • 1/3 or 1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
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4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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A very simple and easy to follow recipe for enjoying cooked oysters, deep fried Southern style!

  • 1 package of Zatarain's Fish fry
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of milk
  • Dozen fresh or jarred oysters
  • 2 cups flour or corn meal
  • McCormick's Season All
  • Salt
  • Pepper
4.1/5 (30 Votes)

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Savory barbecue sauce in a decadent southern-style meatloaf

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup Italian-Style Bread crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Bottle Sweet Baby Rays Hickory Brown Sugar
  • 1 Bottle Sweet Baby Rays Sweet N' Spicy
4/5 (15 Votes)

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Step-by-step instructions here

  • For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb. deveined Shrimp (15 & under count - peel & butterfly)
  • 1/2 lb. Asiago cheese
  • 1 lb. par-cooked bacon
  • For the grits:
  • 1.5 cup Regular Grits (NOT instant or quick grits)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5.25 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1.5 cups roasted & minced Hatch green chile (equals 1.3 lbs raw chiles but you still have to roast them)
  • 1 cup Manchego cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp crushed Mexican oregano
3.5/5 (146 Votes)

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