*chocolate chips for baking
*white vinegar (malt vinegar they've got to the nth degree, however)
*double boilers, or, as I hear they're called here, "bain maries"
*beeswax wood conditioner
*good, affordable wine from the West Coast of the USA
Things that are so very easy to find here:
*marmalade, chutneys, preserves and mustard
*drying clothes rack
*good, affordable wine from the Continent
Don't get me wrong, I love the "easy to find" list. I could OD on clotted cream, really. I would just like to be able to buy chocolate chips, melt them in a double boiler and make with the gooey outcome a chocolate tofu pie.
The recipe is from my old place of work: http://thejuicebar.org/
|Tofu of the Gods|
*The filling: 12oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tub of Silken tofu, or two smaller tubs
A dash of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
*The crust: 1 packet of graham crackers
A handful of almonds (or any kind of nut that suits your fancy)
A tablespoon or two of butter, or margarine (enough so that the mix adheres together)
After having made many of these lil' beauties for work, I can make this pie in my sleep. It's my party pie, as it were, and it's how I win friends and influence people. ;) If I can't make the chocolate tofu pie in England, then, party-wise, I might be sunk. (Although a heaping bowl of fresh guacamole with some thick, corn chips might be a fine replacement.)
*I'm too lazy to write out the preparations for this pie. If you're inclined to want to know, then send me a note, and I'll mail you the info.