Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Chocolate Silk Pie for Pi Day
He claims I've made it before. I don't recall. And I don't see it on my blog, so it must have been pre-2010.
1 baked pie crust
3/4 C butter, softened
1 C organic granulated sugar
1-1/2 C chipped dark chocolate
2 large eggs, separated
Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter at medium to high speed for about a minute. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. It must be mixed long enough so it is no longer gritty. [I kept asking Dylan, "Is is gritty?" Yes. "Dylan, is it still gritty?" Yes. When I looked in the bowl, it was light and fluffy. "Why did you say it was still gritty?" I don't know what gritty means. I just like using the mixer.]
On medium speed, add the egg yolks one at a time, beating after each one before adding the next egg. In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Spread into baked pie crust. Let cool.
1 C organic heavy whipping cream
1/4 C organic granulated sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
Chocolate shavings for garnish
In large mixing bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
Add sugar and cinnamon and beat until fluffy and stiff.
Spoon the cream onto the chilled pie. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings. We used ours to form a pi...for Pi Day!