Three Blind Mice Chocolate Cheese Pie Recipe

Award winning Recipe provided by the American Pie Council: 1st Place Crisco Classic Chocolate
Diane Selich, Vassar, MI

Crisco Pie Crust:
1 1/3 cup of flour
½ tsp salt
½  cup Crisco
3-4 TBS cold water

1. Combine flour and salt in a small mixing bowl.  Cut in Crisco forming a course mixture.  Add water a little at a time.  Work the dough into a ball.

2. Roll on floured board 1 and a half inches larger than your pie plate.  Pinch and trim the edges.

3. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes.  Place foil in pie shell for 25 minutes, remove and bake another 5-8 minutes so the crust will be golden brown.  Cool before using.

Three Blind Mice Chocolate Cheese Pie
Three Blind Mice Chocolate Cheese Pie. photo courtesy of the American Pie Council
Brownie Layer
¼ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg
¼ cup cocoa
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt

1. In a small mixing bowl, blend the butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Add egg and beat together.  Combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture.  Spread in a greased pie plate.

2. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.  Cool and set aside.

Cheesecake Layer
4 ounces softened cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup flour
1 tsp clear vanilla
1/3 cup whole milk

1. Blend cheese and sugar together.  Add milk and mix in the eggs.  Add sour cream, vanilla and flour.  Mix until smooth.

2. Pour into a greased pie plate and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.

3. Cool- Remove from plate and place in the freezer to set before using.

Ganache
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Melt in a double boiler.  When chips are melted pour into and bowl and cool before using

2. In the baked pie shell, spread 4 tbs of ganache.  Add the brownie layer.  Spread 4 tbs of ganache over the brownie layer and add the cheesecake layer.  Set aside.

Chocolate Filling
2 cups of whole milk
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
2 egg yolks
¼ cup sifted cocoa
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter

1. On low heat place 1 cup of the milk with the sugar, vanilla and the butter.

2. In a mixing bowl add the other cup of milk with the egg, cornstarch and cocoa.  Whip until smooth.  Add slowly to the heated mixture stirring to prevent lumps.  Pour over the cheesecake layer.

3. Cool and top with 4 cups on whipped topping and chocolate curls.

Carousel Cakes Giveaway – Now CLOSED

The Company: Located in Rockland county, NY, Carousel Cakes is a family owned business and was founded in 1975 by Martin Lefkowitz. For over 30 years they have sold cakes wholesale to over 700 restaurants! Local restaurants and gourmet grocers include Zeytinia Fine Food Marketplace in Oakland and Englewood, Aldo & Gianni Ristorante in Montvale, Valentino’s of Park Ridge, the Clinton Inn Hotel in Tenafly. Manhattan customers include Zabar’s, the private Friars Club, EJ’s Luncheonette and the American Museum of Natural History.

The Products: Carousel Cakes specializes in chocolate cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes and other fine desserts. Their cakes have been featured on tv and in many magazines, including Oprah’s O Magazine! Oprah’s favorite: the Red Velvet Cake!

Some of the top sellers include: Black and White Mousse Supreme, Brownie Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake and Coconut Snowball Cake.

Many of their products are flourless and Kosher, but not ‘Kosher for Passover’.

The Cupcakes by Carousel Shop: After many years in the wholesale business, the family decided to open a Cupcakes Shop in Ridgewood, NJ, to allow the general public to try mini versions of their delicious cakes. Cupcakes by Carousel has been featured in our Valentine’s Day Cupcake Guide.

Charity: Cupcakes by Carousel is dedicated to supporting different causes and  tries to do a cure cupcake each month. They also support education and creativity by hosting contests in honor of the National Cupcake Day. For more info, please visit their websites at CupcakesbyCarousel.com & CarouselCakes.com.

Giveaway Details:

Carousel Cakes has generously donated a Chocolate Mousse Supreme cake to one lucky winner.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

How to enter (required): Visit  CarouselCakes.com  and then come back and leave a comment telling us the name of your favorite product!

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The giveaway ends on February 17, 2010 at the end of day, Pacific Standard Time. Carousel Cakes will ship the prize.

*Please make sure you leave a comment for each additional entry so you get credited.
*Also, please make sure you typed in the correct email address.
*The winner will be announced via e-mail and has 2 days to get back to us or other name will be chosen.
*Incomplete entries will be disqualified & deleted.

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Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics – Bake Me A Wish!

We featured Bake Me A Wish! in our Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics.

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Founded in 2004, Bake Me A Wish! is a premiere on-line bakery offering handmade cakes based on award-winning family recipes.  Perfected by master pastry chefs and using the freshest and most decadent ingredients available, the cakes are priced between $20 and $66,  including shipping.  The fresh and mouth-watering delights arrive beautifully packaged in a customized box with a personal note.

Bake Me A Wish!icon has unveiled its Holiday Gift Cakes 2009icon.  Now you can celebrate the season by sending delicious cakes to your family, friends, clients and colleagues!  All of the cakes are decorated with an imported Belgian chocolate plaque, a “season’s greetings” salutation and are specially packaged in an elegant gift box to guarantee freshness. For corporate clients, Bake Me A Wish includes a customized gift card with the company’s logo accompanied by a personal message of gratitude. Best of all, Bake Me A Wish!icon cakes are both kosher and certified by Chof-K, perfect for this holiday gift giving season.

Here a few of the Holiday Gift Cakes 2009 offered that are under $35:

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A moist golden cake layered with apples, cinnamon and topped with a layer of thick, delicious, tender streusel.

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Serves 6-8 people (7” diameter)

Price: $29.99

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A moist and fudgy brownie cake topped with crunchy chocolate sandwich cookie pieces .

Topped with a festive drizzle of white chocolate.

Serves 6-8 people (7” diameter)

Price: $34.99

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A moist and fudgy brownie cake enrobed with mouth-watering chocolate chip and cinnamon oat streusel, with ribbons of dark chocolate glaze.

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Individual Serving (4” diameter)

Price: $15.00

To order your gourmet cake gift or to inquire about Bake Me A Wish’s corporate loyalty programs, please call 888-987-9474.

Brownie Recipe

As you all know, here, at 100CafeStreet.com, we LOVE Brownies! That’s why, once in a while, we try a new recipe.

Preparation Time: approx. 20-25 minutes
Baking Time: approx. 25-29 minutes
Total time: 45 – 55 minutes
Servings: oops! we forgot to count! 8-10 at least!!

Ingredients:

brownies

8 oz of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. coffee
1 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (toasted)
1/2 cup chocolate-chips

Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-inch pan. (You can use a different size pan.)
2. Melt chocolate, butter and coffee in a saucepan over low heat; set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer on high speed for approx. 10 minutes. Add the chocolate mixture, flour and salt; mix well. Stir in the nuts and chocolate-chips.
4. Pour the mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
5. Bake for 29-25 minutes. (try not to overbake)
6. Cool. Once cool, cut into square pieces (we used a flower cutter and cut the brownies into shapes) and carefully pour chocolate and a sprinkle of walnuts.
7. When cooled completely, store in refrigerator.

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This is a very rich dessert, perfect for guests or people with a sweet tooth! Please be aware that brownies can cause addiction! :)

Please leave your feedback if you try this recipe. We’d love to hear from you! Pictures and recipe may not be re-published without our consent.