There are a few downsides to beet preparation. They bleed. When I made my recipe for Red Beet Buns from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes A Day I did take a few precautions and all went well and the red juice on my food processer was more than worth the delicious outcome.
I made heart shaped bread (sort of a pita type bread) and some tiny buns. The sandwiches were a complete hit, in fact we'll be dining on these for Valentine's Day. Who can resist a heart shaped sandwich that is truly good for you and your heart?
While the processor was out I made the fixings for wonderful chicken and beet dinner. I got my organic beets from Whole Foods and they actually had some great greens on them. The recipe comes from the Epicurious site and I followed it fairly closely and enjoyed every bite, including the leftovers the next day. Hard to "beet" a 20 minute dinner that cooks up in one cast iron pot.
Please stop in at Michelle's blog and see what other bakers in the HBin5 have done with this wonderful vegetable bread.