FRANGO-PIE(D) USENET Cookbook FRANGO-PIE(D)
FRANGO MINT PIE
FRANGO-PIE - Decadent chocolate mint pie
One of the things that is memorable about Marshall Field's
department store in Chicago is their "Frango chocolate
mints." This pie captures the flavor perfectly. I got the
recipe from Malcolm Slaney, who "found it in a cookbook when
[he was] attending Kayak School in Oregon."
INGREDIENTS (Makes one pie)
1 cup butter
2 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp vanilla extract
10 vanilla wafers, crushed
(1) Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until
light and fluffy.
(2) In the top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
Add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat
(3) Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after
each egg, until well blended.
(4) Fold in the peppermint and vanilla.
(5) Line the pie tin with the vanilla wafer crumbs
(buttering the pie tin makes them stick to the
side a little better). Pour in the filling.
(6) Refrigerate for two hours.
This recipe fills a shallow 8 inch pie tin; add 50% to
everything to fill a 9 inch pie tin.
If you're not very good at pie crusts (I'm not), feel free
to use a pre-formed graham cracker crust. The chocolate and
mint flavors predominate, no matter what crust you use.
This is serious decadence! The first time I made this, I
stopped several times in disbelief of just what I was doing.
Difficulty: moderate (melting chocolate is tricky). Time:
30 minutes preparation, several hours chilling. Precision:
measure the ingredients.
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Date: 20 Mar 87 05:37:31 GMT
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