Saturday, June 14, 2008

By special request

Dad asked for a Key Lime Pie for Father's Day. Of course, finding Key limes — or their juice — is impossible at this time of year, so I decided to make it using regular limes. As this is for a guy who's quite happy with Shiriff brand lemon meringue pie, I'm not gonna sweat the technicality.

To make this me-friendly, I made sweetened condensed soy milk and followed this recipe for Key lime pie. I did this once before, several years ago, and can confidently say that I vastly improved upon the consistency of the fake condensed milk.

Rather than use a graham crust for the base, I decided to go with chocolate — dad loves dark chocolate. I couldn't bring myself to use the preservative- and milk-laden "usual suspect" chocolate cookies, and the alternative didn't look any better, so I decided to use a tried-and-true recipe for brownies as the base.

I may garnish with fresh lime slice or a sprig of my (remarkably thriving) "chocolate" mint.

The things I do for that guy.

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At Tue Jun 17, 02:59:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger MiraFabulous said...

Looks awesome!!

And thriving Chocolate Mint to boot!

my jelaousy runeth over ;)

Hey - what else do you use the chocolate mint for?

At Tue Jun 17, 03:08:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger ghanima said...

Heh, the chocolate mint has been used for nothing more than occassionally chewing a leaf or two (which taste phenomenal), and watching grow. It's like watching paint dry, only more green. :)


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