Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Greek Dessert wines withSokolatopita (Chocolate pie) by Maria Loi

Maria Loi is one of the most famous Greek chefs; today we have chosen one of her recipes to accompany our delicious Greek dessert wines....after the Easter's two day feast !!


  • 3/4 pound Bakers Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 pound Unsalted margarine at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 6 Eggs at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 3 tbsp Cognac (Greek Brandy)
  • Chocolate Syrup to garnish
  • Unsalted margarine for brushing
  • Parchment Paper
  • a round 9 inch springform pan


Brush pan with margarine and place parchment paper around the bottom and insides of the pan.
Now we will melt the chocolate "bain marrie". In order to do so, place chocolate in a large metal bowl, set on top of a saucepan with simmering water. Make sure that the bowl is not submerged in the water. Stir chocolate with wooden spoon till melted.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

Put in the mixer's bowl the margarine and sugar and beat, until the sugar has melted and the mixture turns white. Then add the cognac, melted chocolate and mix to combine. Reduce speed to medium, add the eggs, one by one, and continue mixing, until well blended.

Reduce speed to low, slowly add the flour and continue beating, till absorbed.
Turn off the mixer and using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl to blend the mixture with the rest of the batter. Beat again with the mixer for another 1-2 minutes and transfer the batter into the 9" springform pan.
Place the springform pan into a larger baking pan, add enough lukewarm water to cover 3/4 of the springform pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes. Do not open the oven's door during this time. Then, turn off the oven and let the chocolate pie rest inside for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool down. Turn it upside down on a serving platter and release the springform. Remove the parchment paper, cut into pieces and serve the "sokolatopita" garnished with chocolate syrup.

...and this "Heaven on Earth" recipe is complete with a glass of either - Greece's answer to Port - Mavrodaphne of Patras or the notorious Vinsanto from the island of Santorini.

Cheers !!

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