FRANGO-PIE(D)            USENET Cookbook            FRANGO-PIE(D)


     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
     4         eggs
     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.

     Chris Kent
     Western Research Laboratory, Digital Equipment Corp., Palo Alto, Calif., USA -or- decwrl!kent
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