Monday, March 2, 2009

Chocolate Silk (Tofu) Pie

Yes, you read correctly, the title does include "Tofu". I had never used tofu in anything before, especially not in a pie. But, Megan made this pie and begged us not to be scared. Honestly, I was scared, I kept thinking, who in their right mind would do this? I didn't even know what part of the grocery store you would find this stuff, curiosity got the best of me! Needless to say, this pie was really, really good and you wouldn't know that it was made with tofu, if you weren't told. I made this for our small group that we meet with every week and didn't tell them until after they ate a piece what the secret ingredient was. They didn't even know it, well, Mary Jo did...only because she used to sneak tofu into her kids food! Ha!

So, I would say if you are wanting to be healthy, and just need that piece of chocolate pie..make this one. You really won't be disappointed!

Moo-Less Chocolate Pie
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee liqueur, I used Bailey's Irish Cream
1 block silken tofu
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 prepared chocolate wafer crust

Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt the chocolate and coffee liqueur in the bowl. Stir in vanilla.Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in the blender jar. Liquefy until smooth.
Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling is set.

14 comments:

Megan said...

I just bookmarked that recipe - for a friend that is lactose intolerant. It'll be perfect for him! Thanks for sharing - and letting us know we shouldn't be afraid of tofu.


PS - I got the check today- thanks! Hope you enjoy the Malt O Meal - it's really good on its own!

Jillian said...

well, I have to say...it looks pretty dadgum good! :D

Jennifer said...

This looks great! Ive never used tofu in desserts before.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd love to make it for Ben! It looks great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It looks wonderful and now you have me curious and plotting on slipping this in om my not so innocent family members.

In what part of the store did you find the tofu?

Megan said...

I told you not to be scared! Wasn't it delicious? I'm glad you made it and liked it!!! BTW- the whole family loved the wheat bread! You gotta try it. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Debbie said...

I recently had chocolate cake that was made with tofu and you are right - you would never know it has tofu in it. The cake was delicious. I would love to try yours!!

stephchows said...

Totally saw this oveer at Megan's but haven't made it yet, can't wait to try it!!

Jeanine said...

Oh wow, that looks great! I would have never guessed tofu either. :)

Me! said...

I have been meaning to try that recipe but haven't quite gotten around to it. You just gave me motivation to do it.

Dani said...

i am very intrigued... now just to find that section of the grocery store LOL

UPrinting said...

Hhmmm... I love tofu. But I have never tried it on a chocolate pie. It doesn't look weird at all to me. In fact, I think I just drooled over that photo, haha! :D

Sophie said...

WOW (impressed look). Your tofu dessert looks so yummy.

Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Mapo Tofu so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

Shopping Blog said...

The first question many people have about links london one way links is why are they so important.If you links of london compared two websites that had exactly the links jewellery same content but one of them had one hundred one way links versus none on the other site links of london uk you would see that the site with one way links had a much better cheap links of london ranking with each search engine. links of london bracelet The primary reason for this is there is no reason for one site links of london charms to link to another without a reciprocating link other than that links of london watches site determines that the website is an authority on it's given niche links of london rings A one way link is when a website links to another site without links of london necklaces asking for a reciprocal link back.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Chocolate Silk (Tofu) Pie

Yes, you read correctly, the title does include "Tofu". I had never used tofu in anything before, especially not in a pie. But, Megan made this pie and begged us not to be scared. Honestly, I was scared, I kept thinking, who in their right mind would do this? I didn't even know what part of the grocery store you would find this stuff, curiosity got the best of me! Needless to say, this pie was really, really good and you wouldn't know that it was made with tofu, if you weren't told. I made this for our small group that we meet with every week and didn't tell them until after they ate a piece what the secret ingredient was. They didn't even know it, well, Mary Jo did...only because she used to sneak tofu into her kids food! Ha!

So, I would say if you are wanting to be healthy, and just need that piece of chocolate pie..make this one. You really won't be disappointed!

Moo-Less Chocolate Pie
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee liqueur, I used Bailey's Irish Cream
1 block silken tofu
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 prepared chocolate wafer crust

Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt the chocolate and coffee liqueur in the bowl. Stir in vanilla.Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in the blender jar. Liquefy until smooth.
Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling is set.

14 comments:

Megan said...

I just bookmarked that recipe - for a friend that is lactose intolerant. It'll be perfect for him! Thanks for sharing - and letting us know we shouldn't be afraid of tofu.


PS - I got the check today- thanks! Hope you enjoy the Malt O Meal - it's really good on its own!

Jillian said...

well, I have to say...it looks pretty dadgum good! :D

Jennifer said...

This looks great! Ive never used tofu in desserts before.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd love to make it for Ben! It looks great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It looks wonderful and now you have me curious and plotting on slipping this in om my not so innocent family members.

In what part of the store did you find the tofu?

Megan said...

I told you not to be scared! Wasn't it delicious? I'm glad you made it and liked it!!! BTW- the whole family loved the wheat bread! You gotta try it. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Debbie said...

I recently had chocolate cake that was made with tofu and you are right - you would never know it has tofu in it. The cake was delicious. I would love to try yours!!

stephchows said...

Totally saw this oveer at Megan's but haven't made it yet, can't wait to try it!!

Jeanine said...

Oh wow, that looks great! I would have never guessed tofu either. :)

Me! said...

I have been meaning to try that recipe but haven't quite gotten around to it. You just gave me motivation to do it.

Dani said...

i am very intrigued... now just to find that section of the grocery store LOL

UPrinting said...

Hhmmm... I love tofu. But I have never tried it on a chocolate pie. It doesn't look weird at all to me. In fact, I think I just drooled over that photo, haha! :D

Sophie said...

WOW (impressed look). Your tofu dessert looks so yummy.

Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Mapo Tofu so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

Shopping Blog said...

The first question many people have about links london one way links is why are they so important.If you links of london compared two websites that had exactly the links jewellery same content but one of them had one hundred one way links versus none on the other site links of london uk you would see that the site with one way links had a much better cheap links of london ranking with each search engine. links of london bracelet The primary reason for this is there is no reason for one site links of london charms to link to another without a reciprocating link other than that links of london watches site determines that the website is an authority on it's given niche links of london rings A one way link is when a website links to another site without links of london necklaces asking for a reciprocal link back.