MELBA's SWAP SHOP
IS BROWNIE PIE REALLY PIE?
DEAR MELBA: Here is a Brownie Pie recipe that readers will like. I got the original recipe from KOTV — a Kitchen Kimberley recipe. It's still basically the same, although I've added my “tweaks.” I'm not sure why it's called pie even though it doesn't call for a crust. However, Kitchen Kimberley says it can be baked in a crust, if desired.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon instant Vermont maple espresso powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup milk-chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease or spray 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray. In large bowl of electric mixer, combine eggs, butter, sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, espresso powder and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 4 minutes. With wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight to give the flavors a better chance to permeate the pie before serving it with vanilla ice cream.
JOYCE HAMILTON, Hugo
DEAR MELBA: I read Carolyn Barlow's request about where to find Trader Dave's products. We have them at Gourmet Gallery, 1532 S Boulevard, Edmond, and 2820 NW 122, Oklahoma City.
If anyone wants more information, they can call us at 715-3663.
JANET MCDONALD, Gourmet Gallery
DEAR MELBA: Besides the Gourmet Gallery stores, Carolyn can find Trader Dave's Gourmet Treats in The Prairie Gypsies Catering Co.; Oklahoma City Cheese, Tulsa; Made in Oklahoma Store, Shawnee; Harvest Creek Market, near Wetumka, and the Internet, www.kygarmarket.com, or she can call me at (580) 716-2681 for more information, locations or addresses.