Thursday, July 16, 2009

Since the Oven Outside is Already On.....

Don't turn on the oven inside. Just make the chocolate pie here. It's inspired by Alton Brown Moo-Less Chocolate Pie Moo-Less Chocolate Pie, which is good, but I prefer it my way. I think his recipe may have been inspired by the recipe for Chocolate Dream Dessert on the Mori-Nu web site at Chocolate Dream Dessert which I have not tried, but it is more dietetic. For my pie, here is what you will need:
1 chocolate cookie crust
3/4 cup real maple syrup
2 cups chocolate chips, your favorite type, I use semisweet
1/4 cup Kahlua(optional, you could use strong coffee)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 block of silken tofu

Open up the crust and wash the plastice lid. Put the chocolate chips in the blender.

Heat the Kahlua and maple syrup in the microwave until boiling. Watch it carefully. It will take atleast one minute. Pour the syrup mixture over the chips and let it stand until the chips are soft. Then add the tofu and blend. Pour that into the crust and chill it until it's cool, two or three hours. Then try not to eat it all at once.

This is how is looks:

This is an odd combination of home-y food combined with tofu. I don't often advertise that I use convenience foods like a cookie crust, but when I made my own, it was not as good, and fell apart. And if Alton Brown can us a store bought crust, I guess it's OK. And the semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate chips are pretty bitter, and some children would prefer milk chocolate, although I don't care for those at all. I like to use the lid as a cover, upside down.

Below is a really pretty, summery tomato pie with a rosemary crust, and I hope to write more about it later.


  1. Cool but I must admit that the tomato pie has me all salivating.

  2. Jenny, both of these pies look delicious. Lucky boys!
    Enjoyed visiting your blog. I'll be back. ~ Sarah



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