Perfect Pie Recipe Swap Part 5: Silky Chocolate Kefir TartsMay
5/8/2013 8:37 AM
If you're a Food Network fan you've probably seen our next pie maker. Stephanie Samuels is the owner and head chef at Chicago's Angel Food Bakery
, a cute little bake shop famous for from-scratch versions of classic snack cakes. This decadent recipe pairs bittersweet chocolate with tangy kefir for a grown-up flavor just begging to be paired with a cup of coffee.
Stick around at the end of this post to find out how you can enter to win our pie-tastic giveaway! Silky Chocolate Kefir Tarts
- 1 & 1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips 1 & 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4c. flour
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 6 eggs
- 1c. Lifeway Organic Whole Milk Plain Kefir
- 1 & 1/2 T vanilla
- 1 - 9" pie shell or 5-6 - 4" tart shells
Let all of the ingredients come to room temperature. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, Kefir and vanilla.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, and stir into egg mixture. Whisk until combined. Slowly add the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth.
Pour into pie crust or tart shells. Bake at 325 for about 30 min, until top is crackled and custard jiggles slightly.
Serve warm or cold with vanilla whipped cream!Tip:
If mixture "curdles" slightly after adding the chocolate it just means that the mix was too cold for the chocolate to blend in, just place the mixing bowl into a bath of warm wather, and whisk until it comes together. Lifeway Recipe Swap Giveaway
Do you want to make your own luscious pies at home? Of course you do! To help make pie magic happen in your kitchen, we’re giving away a fabulous prize pack featuring 5 VIP coupons good for free Lifeway products, a Lifeway chef’s apron, an adorable hostess apron from Cupcake Provocateur
and a gorgeous pine PieBox, courtesy of PieBox
. To enter:
Share your favorite kefir-centric recipe in the comments on this post (or, if you'd like to share a photo, email it to us at email@example.com). It doesn't matter if it's a pie recipe, a recipe for your favorite smoothie, etc. As long as it contains Lifeway Kefir, it's a good recipe in our book.
We'll choose our favorite recipe by May 17th, and send our prize package off to the author. (Make sure you enter your email address so we can get a hold of you if you win!)