Tradescantia Zebrina .:. The Wandering Jew

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Desserts

This was a huge success at tonight’s BBQ burritos and salad on the terrasse, and folks wanted the recipe. So here it is.

I devised this recipe after being challenged last May to make a chocolate banana vegan mousse that was as tasty as the one as Aux Vivres.

crust:
1.5 cups Graham Cracker crumbs (made by putting GC in a bag and *thwacking* it repeatedly)
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted

filling:
1 pack of silken tofu
1 ripe bananas
1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract

Making your own crust is really simple. (Though, you could just buy one at the store.) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients until well blended. Press the mixture firmly onto the bottom and up the sides of 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Filling! Put the tofu, bananas and vanilla in a blender. Blend. Put aside for a moment. On the stove, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can replicate it by bringing a small saucepan of water to a boil, then putting a metal bowl over the top of the pot and putting the chocolate in the bowl. Stir the chocolate to help it melt… Once it’s melted, add to the blender, and blend away. You’ll probably need to use a spatula to scrape the chocolate from the sides.

Pour the filling into the pie crust. Put it in the fridge to cool. (The cooled chocolate will harden, holding the pie filling firmly together.)

ta da!

This recipe is also really good with berries mixed in instead of (or in addition to) bananas. Also, I’ve tried it with a bit of liqueur (I’ve tried cointreau and Bailey’s) and both are super tasty.

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