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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sweet Treat for Saturday

Friday started off nicely, but my Darling just didn't have the afternoon or evening
we had hoped... not feeling wonderful, went off to bed early.. bummer for me- you know Friday
nights are usually a little more fun. I had planned to watch a fun movie together and enjoy each
other. But the best laid plans sometimes go awry : (

Well.. what to do ?   I dug out his favorite recipe for a sweet treat, got in my renovated kitchen,  that I love... ( which I will show you soon )  and made a wonderful family recipe. Can you guess?

Chocolate Pie !  Yes, it is the real deal. It's my darling's family recipe and treasured in our home
for certain.  I am hoping it will put a smile on his face and make it a better Saturday for him.

No, chocolate pie will not take away the aches and feelings that his latest Chemo treatment has
provided... but it will make his heart happy- and a happy heart tends to get us through the day a little
easier..   CHOCOLATE. YUM.....



Just out of the oven- Stay tuned for the recipe...


Chocolate Pie
Start with the easiest homemade crust that you can just make in the pie pan-
Go ahead and make to have ready as your filling finishes up.
1/2  Cup + 3/4 tsp. of  Wesson oil 
1/4  Cup milk
1/2  tsp. salt
1  1/2  Cups of all purpose flour
Mix well, and press gently into and up onto edges of pan to form crust. Bake in a 385 degree oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown.
Filling:
4 Tablespoons flour and 2 tsp. of cornstarch
1 cup of sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2  3/4 to 3 Tablespoons of Hershey ( or your favorite )  Cocoa
2 Cups of Milk
3 egg yolks-               **** be sure to reserve the whites for Meringue
3/4  tsp. of vanilla
2-3  tsp. of butter
Add first three ingredients well,  mix in chocolate until all little lumps are
smooth, THEN add the milk and stir well.

  • This is a recipe you cannot walk away from- really have to stir frequently !

Cook on low heat, stirring frequently until it starts to thicken slightly.
Temper egg yolks by adding 3-4 large spoonfuls of chocolate liquid into the
gently stirred egg yolks, stir well, then re-add all into the pan of Chocolate.
Continue to stir and let cook another three or four minutes until completely
thickened. THEN, add the vanilla and butter. Stir well. 

** Temper the eggs first is Very important- you cannot pour eggs directly into the hot mixture
because you will little pieces of almost "scrambled" eggs in chocolate- Not a good thing:(
So just mix the egg yolks in a small bowl, pour about 1/2 cup or large scoop of hot chocolate
liquid into the eggs, stir well, THEN add back into the cooking chocolate pie mixture.That
will "temper" the eggs. 
Pour into a cooled crust. 


Meringue

Using the reserved or separated egg whites ( 3 )  you saved from the eggs
earlier-  pour them into a medium bowl,  add 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar,
and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form , THEN
go ahead and add your Sugar- about 4-5 Tablespoons - Careful to only
add ONE at a time, mixing on high until  glossy or shiny peaks form.
Pour onto a fairly cooled pie.... Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 min.
until the meringue is turning a nice golden brown.
Cool and Enjoy :)       ** Let us know how you like it... It is worth every minute.

Till next time- Have a Happy Saturday.
Diana & Aubrie
107 Vintage
Aging your home gracefully, home decor with a past.




5 comments:

  1. Hi Diana, chocolate pie was my daddy's favorite dessert, my mom makes a dreamy one. Hope your weekend is good, and that your hubby is feeling better soon! xo

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    1. Thanks Debra-

      We just are about to enjoy a piece of pie and yes, he is feeling a little better today !
      Thanks-

      Diana

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  2. OH my gosh...so wish I had a slice of that right now...looks too pretty to eat!!

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  3. You know it WAS pretty good.. I had ONE slice and my Darling and his brother pretty much
    demolished the rest. We may have a piece or two left... lol

    Diana

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