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Ah...the sickly sweet but very tasty things we invent as children...this was actually one of my Year 10 food technology assignments (getting me a B), but I shall share it with my fellow noders, for their sugar-starved bellies, and for the quest. For this delectable dessert, you will need the following:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup strong dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 packet of large white marshmallows
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Firstly, preheat the over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit/190 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 5. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars, until the mixture is fairly smooth and creamy, and then beat in the eggs and vanilla extract thoroughly. Next, sift together the flour and cocoa powder in a separate bowl, mixing thoroughly. Then add the butter/sugar mixture to the flour/cocoa mixture, stirring well, until everything is completely combined and there are no lumps. Mix in all the chocolate chips, making sure they are well distributed. Lightly grease one cheesecake dish, then spread the cookie mixture over the base, making sure to cover all the inside of the dish. Place this in the oven, and leave for 7 minutes. Next comes the preparation of the filling. Whilst the base is cooking, whisk the cream until it stands up in droopy peaks. Then, place the marshmallows into a non-stick microwavable container, and microwave for 1 minute, or until they degenerate into a sticky goop. Once this happens, quickly fold the cream into the marshmallow goop, adding the lemon juice, until well mixed. Finally, take the pie base out of the oven, and carefully scoop the marshmallow/cream mixture into it with a spatula, making sure the whole base is covered. Wrap the pie with cling film, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve on its own, or with single cream or ice-cream. Some added suggestions for this recipe are as follows:
  • Mint extract may be substituted for vanilla in the pie crust, making a different but pleasant combination of tastes.
  • Toasted almonds may be sprinkled on top, or if you are really masochistic, more chocolate.
  • Sliced bananas may be placed on the bottom of the crust before the marshmallow/cream topping is placed on.
Bon appetit!
This is an entry for the Recipe Quest: Black and White Food This is also perfect student food as the amount of sugar in it will keep one wired for the entire night.

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