GRASSHOPPER PIE

This is the twin of Brandy Alexander Pie both very much desserts of the 70s.  They have basically the same ingredients, but this one has creme de menthe instead of brandy.  Mum cut both recipes out, probably because I’d told her about making them for dinner parties for our friends.  I haven’t heard of anyone making them for a long, long time now though………………..

Grasshopper Pie 1

BRANDY ALEXANDER PIE

This is very much a dessert from the 70s.  Brandy Alexander Pie together with its twin  Grasshopper Pie were all the fashion back then.  They are basically the same recipe but this one has brandy and creme de cacao and the other has creme de menthe and creme de cacao.  I liked this one, but I think you can see why they both went out of favor.

Brandy Alexander Pie

HOMEMADE LIQUEURS

In the 1970s there was a craze for people to make their own liqueurs. I’m not sure that Mum ever made any of these as she didn’t drink all that much but these sweeter liqueurs may have appealed to her. The most successful one that we tasted was made with peaches, it wasn’t all that good at the time, but when we found the bottle at the back of the cupboard almost 20 years later it had mellowed very nicely…… To be honest I’m not sure if I’d make these, but if you feel like experimenting – good luck.

Liqueurs