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Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Little Bit of the Devil for Valentine's Day

Stephen Beaumont has provided some dessert and beer pairings for Valentine's over on That's the Spirit, and though the romantic day is still over a week away I thought I'd share a recipe provided by the Ontario Craft Brewers that even Cupid would love.

Devil’s Chocolate Pie
- created by Chef Anthony Mair-

Treat your Valentine to this hearty coupling of full-bodied beer and sweet, tasty chocolate!

Craft Beer:
½ cup of Great Lakes’ deliciously naughty Devil’s Pale Ale or your favourite craft dark ale (Hockley Valley Dark Ale, Scotch Irish Plain Porter, Granite Keefe's Irish Stout, Scotch Irish John By or to add some coffee notes - a Mill Street Coffee Porter)

2, 8 oz packages of cream cheese
½ cup of butter, softened
½ cup of sugar
10 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup of 666 Devil’s Pale Ale or other dark beer
12 oz of sweetened whipped cream
1 graham cracker pie crust

1.Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl
2.Add sugar and mix thoroughly
3.Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium heat
4.Add craft beer and stir until well combined. Cool slightly.
5.Gently mix chocolate beer sauce into cream cheese mixture.
6.Fold in 8 oz of whipped cream (reserve the rest) and turn mixture into prepared crust.
7.Refrigerate until set.
8.Top with remaining whipped cream.

Pair with a dry stout or sweet porter (see OCB products listed above). Serves 6 to 8 people.

Now fella's, I think even the cave man in us could pull off this recipe and look good doing it. And while doing it, don't be shy to have a bottle, or can, nearby to get you through it.

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