Monday, March 11, 2013

GUINNESS CHOCOLATE SILK PIE

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, so I'm posting some daily Chocolate St. Patrick's Day Recipes. Of course, I'm starting with Guinness. I'll be posting recipes that use Irish Whiskey, too. And, there will be several non-alcoholic St. Patrick's Day Chocolate recipes. Stay tuned.

Here's an easy favorite -- Guinness Chocolate Silk Pie. You can use any stout, of course, but Guinness is easily available and so very Irish! I make a chocolate cookie crust, but you can use a graham cracker crust or a vanilla wafer crust.

So many great ways to use Guinness with Chocolate. I think the stout brings out the chocolate.

GUINNESS CHOCOLATE SILK PIE

Chocolate Cookie Crust
 
Ingredients
30 chocolate wafers (Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
5 tablespoons sweet butter, melted and slightly cooled
Dash of Salt
1/2 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract 

Directions
1. Whirl cookies in food processor until finely ground.
2. Put crumbs in mixing bowl; combine crumbs, butter, salt, and vanilla; stir until crumbs are moistened.
3. Press mixture evenly across the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and all the way up the sides of the pan; pack tightly so crust is even and compacted.
4. Bake in a 350° oven for 6 minutes until crisp.
5. Cool before filling. 

Filling

Ingredients
12 ounces dark chocolate (70-75% cacao), chopped
24 large marshmallows
Pinch of salt
2/3 cups Guinness
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla
1 tablespoon Kahlua 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Make the crust (see above)

1. Place chocolate, marshmallows and salt in blender or food processor. Blend until well mixed and chocolate is finely ground.
2. In two separate pans, heat Guinness and evaporated milk until very hot, but not boiling.
3. Slowly pour hot Guinness over marshmallows and chocolate in blender. Add hot evaporated milk. Cover and blend for one minute.
4. Add vanilla and Kahlua. Blend for one minute.
5. Pour into the cooled crust and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Top with Whipped Cream or Guinness Ice Cream

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Top O the Morning to you! This Guinness Chocolate Silk Pie looks so good that I will take a glass of Irish Whiskey with it instead of a cool tall glass of milk.