Saturday, September 29, 2012
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark rum (I omitted this)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon sifted confectioners' sugar
Grated chocolate, to garnish
Prepare pie shell according to directions on package if using store bought one. Let cool on rack before filling.
In a heavy saucepan, combine granulated sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Add the milk gradually, stirring constantly with a wire whisk to remove any lumps. Add the semisweet and unsweetened chocolates. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil; continue stirring and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Gradually stir a few teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into the beaten yolks, mixing constantly until blended. When you have added about 1/2 cup, pour the yolk mixture back into the pan, stirring until combined. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, until thick and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add the butter gradually. Stir in 1 tablespoon of rum (if using) and the vanilla. Pour the filling into the baked crust. Cover the surface of the filling with plastic wrap. Let cool.
Refrigerate the pie for 3 to 4 hours, until firm. The pie can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Just before serving, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the confectioners' sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon of rum (if using). Beat until stiff. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the pie and sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This has to be one of the simplest dishes I've made. If found this on Pinterest which is quite an addicting site. I have to really watch how much time I spend on there when I log on to it. I just love all the food pictures and find myself repinning one after another!!! I had the Chipotle rice on the side with the shrimp and it was perfect!