3/14/08

My Pie!

What did you think I was going to start with a picture of my pie?! You guys are funny! You thought I was actually going to be nice?

To start off with... Cost Plus World Market had a sale on Scharffen Berger chocolate bars. 2 weeks ago. So, in preparation of pie day I picked up four, two semisweet and two bittersweet. Let's do some math since this is pie day. A simple word problem for you.

Evil Chef Mom has four bars of expensive chocolate. 2 are semi-sweet and 2 are bittersweet. She used 1 bar of semi-sweet to make a cake. How many bars of chocolate should Evil Chef Mom have left?

If you answered three, you would be dead wrong. Someone ate a bar of chocolate. But since no one is home right now, I don't know who did it. Busted!!!

This is my husband's favorite pie. So, I will get some good wife points.

ECM's Chocolate Pie:
4 ounces of good chocolate. I was going to use 2 ounces of semi-sweet and 2 ounces of bittersweet. But that didn't happen!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Grand Marnier

Combine sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Slowly stir in milk and Grand Marnier. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once mixture comes to a boil, cook and stir for two minutes longer. Mix w/ egg yolks and cook two minutes longer. (that whole step means to temper the eggs. If you don't do this correctly the pie still isn't bad, I know because I've messed it up a few too many times.) Remove from heat: add butter and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes, stirring twice. Pour into a baked and cooled pie crust. Put into a refrigerator and let sit for a few hours.

Did you really think I was going to make a pie crust? Nope, no way, not me. I'm not a baker. If you make a homemade crust, I'll give you ECM points. I'm not sure what you can redeem them for, but I'll figure out something.

While the pie is chillin' and relaxin'. Let's make some chocolate whipped cream.

This doesn't really have a recipe. Just guidelines. I didn't like any recipes I saw, so I made my own. I started off with a 1/2 quart of heavy whipping cream in my stand mixer, Big Blue Bertha. She's a little shy. Her owner just called her Big Blue Bertha in front of the whole big blogger-sphere. That's not good for a girl's self esteem.

To the whipping cream, I added 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of sugar, a dash of Grand Marnier and vanilla, and a couple squirts Hershey's chocolate syrup. Then turned on Big Bertha until she whipped up that cream into a frenzy. Just keep tasting and adjusting until you find what you like.

Take your chocolate whipping cream and smooth it over the pie, into a nice even layer. Now we have two layers of chocolately goodness.
You can eat it now. But since I had some leftover chocolate. I chopped it up and sprinkled it over the pie. Now you have a third layer of chocolately goodness.
And to go a step further and to rub it in, just a little bit. Fresh strawberries are now coming into season.
Mmmm... pie! and a happy husband!

6 comments:

lcsa99 said...

Man oh man does that look good.

More chocolate pies, Horray! And that looks just so creamy and tasty!

Asthamgirl said...

It's a chocolate pie fest!

This looks great. I thought it might be what you were making when you posted about your missing chocolate!

roopa said...

I love Pi Day! It gives me an excuse to make pies in the late winter.

I made mini key lime pies for today's holiday. :)

JPENG said...

oh baby that looks good. And is that a ramekin of BUTTER right in the center of that picture? mmmm. chocolate whipped cream > non chocolate whipped cream

White On Rice Couple said...

Looks delish and sexy too. Today is your hubby's lucky day! (If you know what i mean) :)

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