Day 73: Pi Day Pie

14 Mar

Today was Pi Day! So I made pie! It’s a Chocolate Cream Pie but instead of cream, we used marshmallows. So I guess it’s a Chocolate Marshmallow Pie. My sister, the pastry chef, supervised and would like to state for the record that she did not have anything to do with this pie because if she did, she would have made her own pie crust from scratch, instead of just using one that we bought from a store. So here we go.

Ingredients: cocoa powder, eggs, corn starch, milk, sugar, bittersweet chocolate, butter, vanilla extract, marshmallows and store-bought pie crust (I am a noob so this is not cheating).

Step 1: In a bowl, combine two eggs, some milk, some cocoa powder and a bit of corn starch.

Step 2: Whisk until there are no lumps! Lumps are evil and certain pastry chefs wil roll their eyes at you if you have lumps in your chocolate mixture thing.

Step 3: In a saucepan, heat some milk with some sugar in it until the thing boils.
Step 4: Pour about half of the boiling milk into your bowl of chocolate and whisk furiously. This is called “tempering.” If you put your chocolate mixture with the eggs in it into the milk in the saucepan without “tempering” it first, you will get scrambled eggs in your chocolate. “Tempering” is your friend. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Step 5: Pour your “tempered” chocolate in with the rest of the milk in the saucepan.
Step 6: Whisk until it boils. And when it does, don’t stop then. Whisk for two minutes more. Just whisk. Whisk like your life depended on it.
Step 7: After the two minutes are done, add in a bunch of bittersweet chocolate buttons and a few tablespoons of butter. Because butter makes things shiny and it also brings out the rich flavor of the chocolate. Look at all the things we are learning today. When everything is melted and combined into this shiny, chocolate goo of paradise, dump everything into a bowl and let it cool in the fridge for about the duration of a Dr. Who episode.
Step 8: When it’s all nice and cool, pour the chocolate into the pie crust. Make sure it’s level!
Step 9: Add a layer of marshmallows on top.
Step 10: Decorate with more chocolate.

And that’s it, pancit! Happy Pi Day! See you tomorrow!

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2 Responses to “Day 73: Pi Day Pie”

  1. kznsci1 March 15, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    pie!

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