Grasshopper Pie?

uli, Dec 13, 8:20am
Another lovely Xmas recipe!


iriegirl, Dec 14, 3:04am
Made with creme de menthe? Found some in the cupboard and its the only thing I can think to do with it!

theanimal1, Dec 14, 3:08am
Grasshopper Pie

Preparation time:
40 mins

Cooking time:
25 mins

Serves:
8

Don't let the name fool you, this is one delicious pie.
Ingredients

* Melted butter, for greasing
* 250g packet plain chocolate-flavoured biscuits
* 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
* 180g unsalted butter, melted, cooled
* 1 cup milk
* 1/2 bunch mint
* few drops peppermint essence
* 3 egg yolks
* 1/2 cup caster sugar
* 1 tsp cornflour
* 1/4 cup cold water
* 1 Tbsp gelatine
* 1/4 cup crème de menthe
* 300ml thickened cream
* Extra cream, to serve (optional)

Method

1. Brush a 20cm round springform tin with melted butter and line the base with baking paper. Process biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs form, then transfer to a large bowl. Add coconut and butter and stir until well combined. Spoon biscuit mixture into prepared tin. Use a straight-sided sturdy glass to press biscuit mixture evenly up the sides and across the base of tin. Put biscuit-lined tin in freezer for 10 minutes.

2. Combine milk and mint in a medium heavy-based pan and put over a low heat for 3-4 minutes or until small bubbles form around the edge. Remove pan from heat and stand to cool. Strain milk through a fine sieve and discard mint. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a bowl. Slowly add mint-infused milk to egg-yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return custard to pan and stir, constantly, on a medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat and cover top of custard with plastic wrap, to prevent a skin forming.

3. Pour water into a jug, sprinkle with gelatine and whisk with a fork to combine. Stand gelatine for 5 minutes, to allow it to soften and swell. Microwave gelatine mixture on HIGH/100% for

30-40 seconds or until gelatine has dissolved. Allow to cool slightly. Add gelatine mixture and crème de menthe to custard. Stir until well combined.

4. Pour custard into a large mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until mixture is cold and starts to thicken, but not set. Using an electric hand beater, beat cream until soft

peaks form. Add cream to cold custard and fold in using a large metal spoon. Spoon custard mixture into prepared biscuit shell and refrigerate pie for 2-3 hours to set. Serve Grasshopper pie with extra cream, if desired.

iriegirl, Dec 14, 3:11am
Ohh thank you! Guess what I'm doing soon! Yummm.......

theanimal1, Dec 14, 3:13am
lmao, i have been asked for this from the kindy moms so have written it out and will give it to the kindy to copy (lol ) for whomever wants it lol

rubyjane11, Dec 14, 4:01am
theanimal....have to take a dessert to a funtcion later in the week...guess what I am taking now!!

paddypf, Dec 14, 8:30am
We had this in Canada years ago and I remember them using Oreo biscuits. It was great.

iriegirl, Dec 14, 3:04am
Made with creme de menthe! Found some in the cupboard and its the only thing I can think to do with it!

theanimal1, Dec 14, 3:08am
Grasshopper Pie

Preparation time:
40 mins

Cooking time:
25 mins

Serves:
8

Don't let the name fool you, this is one delicious pie.
Ingredients

* Melted butter, for greasing
* 250g packet plain chocolate-flavoured biscuits
* 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
* 180g unsalted butter, melted, cooled
* 1 cup milk
* 1/2 bunch mint
* few drops peppermint essence
* 3 egg yolks
* 1/2 cup caster sugar
* 1 tsp cornflour
* 1/4 cup cold water
* 1 Tbsp gelatine
* 1/4 cup crème de menthe
* 300ml thickened cream
* Extra cream, to serve (optional)

Method

1. Brush a 20cm round springform tin with melted butter and line the base with baking paper. Process biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs form, then transfer to a large bowl. Add coconut and butter and stir until well combined. Spoon biscuit mixture into prepared tin. Use a straight-sided sturdy glass to press biscuit mixture evenly up the sides and across the base of tin. Put biscuit-lined tin in freezer for 10 minutes.

2. Combine milk and mint in a medium heavy-based pan and put over a low heat for 3-4 minutes or until small bubbles form around the edge. Remove pan from heat and stand to cool. Strain milk through a fine sieve and discard mint. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a bowl. Slowly add mint-infused milk to egg-yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return custard to pan and stir, constantly, on a medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat and cover top of custard with plastic wrap, to prevent a skin forming.

3. Pour water into a jug, sprinkle with gelatine and whisk with a fork to combine. Stand gelatine for 5 minutes, to allow it to soften and swell. Microwave gelatine mixture on HIGH/100% for

30-40 seconds or until gelatine has dissolved. Allow to cool slightly. Add gelatine mixture and crème de menthe to custard. Stir until well combined.

4. Pour custard into a large mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until mixture is cold and starts to thicken, but not set. Using an electric hand beater, beat cream until soft

peaks form. Add cream to cold custard and fold in using a large metal spoon. Spoon custard mixture into prepared biscuit shell and refrigerate pie for 2-3 hours to set. Serve Grasshopper pie with extra cream, if desired.

iriegirl, Dec 14, 3:11am
Ohh thank you! Guess what I'm doing soon! Yummm.

rubyjane11, Dec 14, 4:01am
theanimal.have to take a dessert to a funtcion later in the week.guess what I am taking now!

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