If you have read this blog for any time you know that I love to bake. love it.

It relaxes me.

But there is one thing that has intimidated me for a very long time.

Pie crust.

If I was to make a pie, I would just buy a frozen pie crust.

Last summer, Sarah posted a tutorial on how to make the perfect pie crust. Since I am a visual learner, a tutorial with pictures was just what I needed to attempt my first pie crust.

A few weeks ago, I took on a homemade pie crust for a french silk pie. It was easy. So much easier than I had imagined.

French Silk Pie
recipe came from one of my former students
1 pie crust

1 c sugar
3/4 c butter
3 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
3 eggs

* Cream sugar and butter together for 4 minutes
* Blend in cooled chocolate and vanilla
* Add eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed for two minutes between each egg. Scrape sides of bowl constantly. Turn into pie shell.
* Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

This pie is very rich. I am not a huge chocolate fan but I love mixing the chocolate filling with the whipped cream.... yum! I really love white chocolate so I think the next time I make this pie I am going to try it as a white chocolate pie.

Is there anything in the kitchen that has intimated you?


Simply Sara said...

Yippee! Good for you. Your pie turned out perfect!
I'm scared of pie crust too... maybe one day soon I'll work up enough courage to tackle it too :)

I am also majorly intimidated by bread. Yeast and I just don't get along. My mom use to make the most amazing hot cross buns at Easter, but I can't seem to master it.

Alana said...

Mmmm, mmm, mmm. Too bad you can't send french silk pie through the mail...haha!!