Recipe: Baked Beets

Beets retain their sugary, delicate flavor to perfection if they are baked instead of boiled. Turn them frequently while in the oven, using a knife, as the fork allows the juice to run out. When done remove the skin, and serve with butter, salt and pepper on the slices.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)