Monday, August 23, 2010
One down, 78 to go
Last night we cut into the first pie of my ‘Retro Pies: A Collection of Celebrated Family Recipes’ challenge. And boy oh boy was it a doozie!
#78: Three-Alarm Chocolate Pie wasn’t hard to make, it just had a lot of steps and took a good 2 hours to complete, which is crazy since there is only 12 minutes of baking. There was multiple whipping steps (egg whites and cream) multiple folding steps (egg whites and cream), stove top time, chilling time, grating chocolate time… and in the end it was a beautiful looking Diner pie. And guess what?!? I didn’t take a picture.
I followed the recipe right down to the amount of semisweet chocolate you grate on the top of the pie, since a part of the challenge is to follow the recipe, which I have a hard time doing in my life recipe!
If I were to make this again, which I am sure will be requested in the future, I would make a few adjustments. More chocolate in the crust, or a crust made of cookies, and I would definitely flavor the whipped cream.
So 12 lucky pie faces answered my post-pie 5 questions, and here is a sample of their answers.
1. What is your favorite pie?
Chocolate, Pumpkin, Banana Cream, Apple x 4, Lemon Meringue, Cherry, Blackberry, Mixed Berry, Sheppard’s
2. Rate the Pie (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest): 3.99 was the average score.
3. What was the most successful part of the pie?
Texture, Consistency, All about the crust, The filling, Filling as silky as a virgin’s vagina.
4. What was the least successful part of the pie?
Plain crust, Not Sweet enough, Not a fan of the crust, Density: Wanted it more Dense YO!, Whipped Cream, Wished there was more Whipped Cream.
5. Would you eat it again?
Yes x 5, Hells Yes x 2, Fuck Yes x 2, Every Day, Fo Sho & Does Dolly Parton have a bad back?
All in all, pretty successful! Next time I must take a picture.
Manny chooses my next pie…. I wonder what it will be….