Not your everyday mud pie, but then again, who eats mud pie everyday, because guess what. There's no coffee ice cream and whatnot in it. It's one of Baked's two versions of this super sinful pie, with the standard oreo crust but with a fudgy flourless chocolate cake baked into it and then topped off with
Notice how I made them in individual portions again? That's right. I'm a selfish pig who hates sharing her desserts. Ha!
This pie is edible proof that you can make an oreo crust with double-stuffed oreos. I just crushed them as usual, and because there's enough fat from the cream filling, I omitted the butter and the crust managed to hold together well enough. But in my excitement that it actually worked, I forgot to bake it after freezing it. I'm sure there's no harm done, but perhaps the crust would have a more pronounced oreo-ness? Even though double-stuffed oreos work, there's a difference in taste. The crust isn't as chocolaty because of the higher cream-to-cookie ratio. I would prefer to stick to normal oreos.
The flourless chocolate cake. Hmm... It's my first experience having one and it was dense yet creamy at the same time. Baked's recipe called for espresso and its powder form in the batter but because I scaled the recipe down so much, I really couldn't bother to whip up 1 tablespoon of espresso. So instead, I added more instant coffee powder. Personally, I think they went a little overboard with the coffee. It tasted more like a mocha torte than as an accentuation to the chocolate.
I love Baked. But you know what, their recipes, while innovative, doesn't mean that they are the best out there. Remember that I said I replaced the chocolate pudding component with vanilla? I used their vanilla budino recipe in the last chapter of Baked Explorations. Yes, budino is pudding but to them, budino is budino. It didn't have enough vanilla flavour, to be honest. My tastebuds have been spoiled by my trustworthy pastry cream recipe.