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Natural (Beetroot) red food colouring


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Ingredients

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Food colouring

  • 280 g Beetroot, fresh (can be slightly over ripe/soft), about 2 medium beetroot
  • 280 g cold, distilled water
  • 35 g raw sugar
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Trim and roughly peel beetroot and cut into quarters.

    add Beetroot to TMX bowl and chop 10 seconds / speed 4

  2. add water and sugar and cook 90 deg / 15-20 min / REVERSE / speed soft (until beetroot is tender)

  3. remove MC and leave to cool completely before straining the liquid through a fine sieve into a clean glass bottle / jar.

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Tip

Rose food colouring commonly contains additives 122 - a suspected carcinogen causing skin rashes and hyperactivity and banned in the USA and parts of Europe and 211 - shown to cause hyperactivity and behavioural problems. 

As a mum of a pink loving daughter I couldnt wait to make a natural pink food colouring. It was even easier then I'd expected thanks to my Thermomix!

This recipe makes nearly a cup and around 1/2 teaspoon will colour a batch of icing. 

It has a slightly sweet, subtle taste and could be added to both sweet or savoury baking/cooking.

If you're wondering what to do with the leftover boiled beetroot..you could try my beetroot cupcakes tmrc_emoticons.;)


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  • I would also like to know how

    Submitted by pixyjo on 3. June 2014 - 20:38.

    I would also like to know how long it keeps for?

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  • How long does this keep for

    Submitted by Tish on 15. October 2013 - 23:06.

    How long does this keep for once made? And it would need to be kept in the fridge I presume? Looks awesome cant wait to try. Thanks!

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  • You can use a smaller amount

    Submitted by Thermokate on 29. August 2013 - 23:33.

    You can use a smaller amount of beet root - just add the same amount of water. Use more sugar for more of a syrup consistency. If you are not planning on using the beet root (once cooked) in another recipe you can chop on speed 7 and leave off reverse - to extract more juice. 

    To see the yummy things I like Thermomixing check out my Thermokate facebook page Smile

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  • Glad you like it! I try to

    Submitted by Thermokate on 11. October 2012 - 15:27.

    Glad you like it! I try to avoid additives/colors for my kids for similar reasons. You can use this basic recipe/concept for other colors. Any brightly  (staining) food will work - kale/spinach, blueberries/raspberries. Add water to JUST cover the fruit/veg & add sugar or vanilla to taste (more for strong flavours). Ground Turmeric can be directly added to cake or icing, for yellow. Just be sure to sweeten/flavour accordingly. Hope this helps  tmrc_emoticons.)

    To see the yummy things I like Thermomixing check out my Thermokate facebook page Smile

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  • This is great!! My nearly

    Submitted by Brodie on 11. October 2012 - 12:01.

    This is great!! My nearly three year old sufferes from asthma, and we have begun to notice links between additives and preservatives as inducing an episode.  It is also proving difficult as he is starting to get invited to birthday parties, where there is an unlimited supply of lollies chips etc.  If you have anymore natural food colouring recipes, could you please let me know??!!

     

    Thanks

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  • Thanks Kate. This recipe got

    Submitted by Piggy Delights on 4. October 2012 - 13:44.

    Thanks Kate. This recipe got me thinking and I looked into food dyes and colouring... nasty nasty stuff. So I'll be using your recipe to make my own from now on Big Smile

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