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Sunday, 13 March 2011
It’s my friend, Queenie’s birthday tomorrow and she has this thing for pi. Not the food pie, but the 3.14 ∏ pi. Oh yeah, her birthday’s on pi too, 14th March… 3.14? lol. Did I meantion that she’s really smart as well? Big surprise!! Maybe this is destiny?
Anyways, I decided to make her a Chocolate Pie for her birthday. I found the recipe when I was looking through YouTube. The video was made by the One Pot Chef, his channel is called the ‘OnePotChefShow’ and here’s the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUy5UHUTDD8. I was really excited when I found this because the steps were so simple yet it looked so good!
However, I changed mine a little. I live in Hong Kong so it’s almost impossible to buy frozen pie crust here so I used a graham crust instead although I’m sure the pastry one will give a better texture. For the chocolate flakes, I just got a bar of chocolate and peeled it using a fruit peeler -sounds odd, I know... you're meant to use a grater but I don't have a good one. Also, I whipped some cream up and covered the top of the pie.
Here’s what I did:
Ingredients: 1 Graham pie crust 2/3 cup Whipping cream 300g Milk Chocolate, chopped (the eating type) -Garnish- Whipped cream (sweetened) 1 bar eating chocolate, grated
Heat the whipping cream on top of a stove until it is boiling. Take it off the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate and cream are combined. Pour the chocolate cream into the pie crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
In the meantime, use a peeler to ‘peel’ the chocolate bar into flakes. Set a side.
Once the pie has been chilled and the filling has hardened. Spread whipped cream on top of the filling and sprinkle the chocolate flakes over.
This pie was so surprisingly easy to make -it took me no more than 10 minutes to get it done and into the fridge. I whipped the cream by hand. Usually I’d do it using an electric whisk but I wanted it to be a little more special.
Finished chocolate pie
I can only comment on the ease of the procedure and the appearance right now since I haven’t tasted it yet. It looks so smooth yet firm. It’does not look like a mousse at all (at least it doesn’t look moussy), which was really reassuring. I don’t like mousses, I prefer firmer desserts.
I tasted the chocolate filling whilst I was washing the bowls and it tasted really decadent. Hoping it'll turn out good.