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Silk Pie

June 9, 2011

I decided to make a French Silk Pie and blog about it tonight. Having never made one before I was was pretty happy with how easy it is to make. I even had all the ingredients on hand (= no extra trip to the grocery store). That is a major bonus considering it sometimes takes three trips to the store for meals I thought I had shopped ahead for.

Here is all you need:

  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 9″ pie crust (optional)
First make the chocolate pudding part. Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together and put it in a medium saucepan. Turn the heat on medium and slowly add the milk until it reaches a boil, whisking the whole time. Once the milk comes to a boil add the vanilla and the chocolate chips. They will melt in very quickly and you want to make sure not to burn the chocolate on the sides of the pan. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl and let it cool to room temperature.

Once you’ve let the chocolate cool, combine the cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

Then beat the cooled chocolate mixture at medium speed for about 1 minute, until it is light and fluffy. Fold into the whipped cream. Before you add the chocolate you may want to put a spoonful of the whipped cream in a separate bowl to use for garnishing.

Pour the whole thing into the pie crust. If you don’t have a pie crust you can just spoon it into some desert glasses and serve as a pudding.

In case you are wondering those are Melanie’s hands “helping” me clean out the bowls, which is hardly fair because it was Sarah who helped me make the chocolate mixture and whipped cream.

You can garnish with the set aside whipped cream and I added some shavings from a bar of dark chocolate using a vegetable peeler. Doesn’t it look delicious?

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 9, 2011 8:50 am

    good thing you explained about the hands in the photos. i was about to compliment you on your taste in bangle bracelets.

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