Monday, July 23, 2012

chocolate and whipped cream = awesomeness.

so, the past few days i've been wanting french silk pie like nothing else.
i was thinking about it one day, and suddenly i couldn't stop thinking about it.
one of my favorite uncles brings french silk pie from baker's square to every christmas and easter; that's how it's become my favorite, and even been introduced into my life.
before today, i had never gotten around to making it.
but this afternoon . . . mhmmm, i decided; after i cooked up the sweet/buttery carrots and had a pesto-chicken-lettuce wrap for dinner [with dad, anna, caleb and rach; along with some epic, hilarious conversation about the future] . . .

for pastry:
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening / or butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
i made the filling from this recipe, by jenna at eat, live, run but a side note –i doubled it, because she makes it halfway full…i prefer full pies:
for filling:
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
my favorite part of making this? 
eh....making the crust dough flat and spread out by my floury hands was really fun because i couldn't for the life of me find our rolling pin. :P 
and....the final stage of whipping the filling. oh my, that part is beautiful to watch. :) 
rach insisted on taking pictures of me . . . the person so psyched to make the dessert she was telling everyone about as something that 'you know where that goes...' because of the calories. lol.
though...i may have whipped the whipping cream just a wee bit past the perfection mark....
i have a feeling it'll taste fine. ;) juuuust fine. :) :)

see? good but not perfect. :)

who else loves french silk pie?
if it's not in your top favorite desserts, what is your list made up of??


Natalie said...

mmm! looks yummy =) but chocolate torte is still my all time fav ;)

ginanorma said...

u r seriously the best at this kind of stuff, so inspiring!!!

i made iced coffee with caramel sauce from scratch tonight! I'll blog about it soon:)

ladaisi said...

Oh man. Please come to Denmark and make these at my house.