Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chocolate Key Lime Pie

To give true credit to the chef, this one was made by Lakshmi, from scratch, and it was the best looking dessert we made in E-76. (havent received the pcitures yet from the chef). We had at home a cheese cake dish, this one does not need anything more than a gas stove and a fridge and im told it was loved by a lot of people.

So, with no further ado, heres the recipe

  • 300g digestive biscuits
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50 soft unsalted butter
  • 50 dark chocolate chips
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 4 limes
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 square of very good quality dark chocolate
Put the biscuits, cocoa, butter and choc-chips into a food processor and process to a dark, damp sandy consistency. Tip into a fluted tart tin and press into the base and up the sides.
Place in the fridge to chill while you make the filling. Don’t forget not to lift it from the base!
Zest the limes and set aside.
Pour the chilled condensed milk into a bowl and add the lime juice.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream until thick. Add the condensed milk and lime and stir until combined. Spread the mixture into the base and sprinkle with lime zest. Refrigerate until the filling is set (about 4 hours but overnight would be best).
Remove the sides from the tin, sprinkle the pie with grated chocolate and serve.

It is a wonderfully rich dessert, a tad bit sweeter than our tastes, but i suggest you adjust the number of limes depending on your taste for tanginess.

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