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.
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
* 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?