Showing posts from March 10, 2013

Chocolate Tart for Pi Day - from the Archives

I'm so proud of me -- I scheduled this post to go live at 3:14pm in honor of Pi Day.  Get it?  3.14? Pi?  I am such a nerd! :P

Today is a reprise of my very easy chocolate tart with macaroon crust (tart ... pie, same difference). Except this time it's made without milk so it can be served at a meat-based meal.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Tart in a Macaroon Crust - Easy

1 (10 ounce) can coconut Macaroons
1 (9 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
3 Tbl. unsalted margarine

Set aside 1 or 2 macaroons.   Process the remaining macaroons in a food processor until they are all pulverized.  They might start to clump up, in which case you'll have to use (presumably) clean hands to manually break up the clumps.  Using the back of a spoon (or your fingertips as long as they have macaroon all over them already), press the ground-up macaroons into an 8-inch pie or tart plate.  Set aside.

In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the coconut or almond milk and mar…

Decadent Chocolate Mousse (for Passover and Year -Round)

Because matzoh meal makes almost anything taste like Passover (but with less taste), I've been recreating and/or collecting recipes that are inherently chametz-free (pronounced HA-metz, these are foods containing leavening or grains prohibited during the 8 days of Passover).  Such as this chocolate mousse.

The recipe has taken the internets by storm!  Two ingredients!  Three if you count the guilt when you eat the entire batch yourself it's so good.    It's relatively quick to make (especially if you have a pesadik electric hand mixer).  But if you don't, it only takes about 5-10 minutes or so to whip up, depending upon the size of the hand whisk at hand, even if you have to stop in the middle because the dog barfed on the rug (don't ask, but this is still better than last week when Cujo ate something he shouldn't and left land mines all over the living room floor for days ... but I digress).  If you don't own a mixer or whisk for Passover because you neve…