« FoodCorps Recruiting First Class of Service Members: Learn More! | Main | School Buildings Matter: For Education, For Health, For Communities »

February 11, 2011

Comments

lilan

"The ONLY downfall is the frosting"? I don't think so! There is 1-1/2 Tablespoon RED FOOD COLORING! suggestion: leave out the red dye. add some beet juice to the frosting to naturally dye the frosting a beautiful shade of pink!

Tara

Nice tip . . . beets are great for Valentine color! For a fun Valentine recipe featuring beet coloring, check out a recipe from last Valentine's Day by HSC's Mark Bishop, online at http://bit.ly/g8pvdu.

And for another great beet recipe, check out this holiday salad on HSC's blog at http://bit.ly/dRepkU.

Jen

The beet technique will not work in the presence of baking soda. The pH needs to be acidic for beets to stay red or you will get an ugly brown color. To maintain the color, omit the baking soda, and use 2tsp of baking powder. (You could also add cream of tartar for insurance, but in my experience that gives cakes a weird and unpleasant sour taste.)

The comments to this entry are closed.

Comment Policy

  • Healthy Schools Campaign is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. As such, we cannot endorse candidates for political office or participate in/endorse electioneering of any kind. Comments and posts that endorse candidates will be respectfully removed. Comments including direct commercial promotions will also be removed.