Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dark Chocolate Tofu Pie with Strawberries

This is one of the simplest dessert recipes I can think of. It's an Alton Brown gem - you can find it here. So, I know what you are thinking. Why the hell would you ruin fine chocolate with soy? Answer: it's low in fat, high in protein, smooth in texture, and mild in flavor. I'm sure many of you are skeptical, but here are at least a hundred people who gave it five stars on Food Network's site. Becka and I deviated from the recipe a bit here: We bought a frozen bake-your-own pie crust, omitted the honey, substituted Amaretto for Kahl├╣a, and added macerated strawberries. The almond flavor wasn't my personal favorite, but it was nice. Be sure to use a moderately good dark chocolate. I used Ghirardelli, because it's better than Hershey's (not real dark chocolate), but not as expensive as good chocolate. I paid about $2.00 for the 12oz by weight of chocolate you will need for the recipe. By the way, I'm not excited about this picture, but it gets the point across.

cheers

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I eat tofu plain. Yes, plain, and so this to me looks like a little piece of heaven. Hope it's as simple to make as you suggest. Keep up the blogging! Brae

Keith Shank said...

It actually is the easiest pie recipe I know. You just melt the chocolate, liquor, and vanilla in a double boiler, and add to the honey and tofu in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into the pie shell and cool. Dead simple.

cheers

s.j.simon said...

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