Saturday, January 5, 2008

Chocolate Pie

RECIPE: Chocolate Pie

The dog biscuits are baking, the peanut butter cookie dough is chilling, and I thought I would post the recipe to the chocolate pie my daughter requested for her birthday last year. This recipe is probably as "old as dirt" and I have seen it everywhere with one name or another, slight variations here and there, but this is the one I use:

"Chocolate Pie"

1 c sugar

1/2 c baking cocoa

3 Tbsp corn starch

1/4 tsp salt

2 c. milk

2 beaten egg yolks

1 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 baked 9" pie shell

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks, and set aside. 

  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, corn starch and salt.  Stir in milk and begin to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.  Allow to boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.  You will need to "temper" the eggs before adding them to the pan. This can be a little tricky. (If you just add the eggs to the pan, you will have scrambled eggs in your chocolate sauce!)

  3. With a large ladle, scoop some of the hot sauce (about a cup or so) and pour it into the eggs while beating the eggs with the other hand. Mix it together well, and pour it back into the pan.

  4. Return pan to heat, and cook one more minute, stirring constantly.

  5. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla, stirring until butter is melted and all is mixed smooth.

  6. Pour sauce into pie shell.  Allow to cool to room temperature and then cover and place in refrigerator to chill.