Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rosie Makes Chocolate Pudding Pie.

 The other day, I made Mr. Hawthorne a birthday cake.
I started out with a basic angel food cake,
which morphed into a Mocha Caramel Tiramisu.

I had some leftover bittersweet chocolate,
leftover coffee caramel sauce, and leftover chocolate pudding,
so I'm going to use my leftovers
to make Moreover Puddin' Pie.

 Use your favorite pie crust recipe 
or use the rolled up ones in the refrigerated section.
Do not bother with frozen pie crusts.
They're never big enough and they tend to crack.

I know.
You don't have to tell me.
My crimping skills suck.
As in I have no skilz.

 For my Chocolate Pudding Pie,
I need to bake the pie crust before filling,
since the pudding is ready and doesn't need to be cooked.

 Place foil over the pie, add dried beans,
and bake in a 375° oven about 15 minutes.
 Remove from oven and take out beans and foil.
Return pie to oven and bake until lightly browned,
about 7 - 10 minutes.
Check to see if you need to cover the edges.
  Let cool completely before filling.

 Chocolate Pudding
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 1/4 cups whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
2 TB unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium saucepan,
whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa.
Slowly, a tablespoon at a time,
whisk in the milk/cream, then the yolks, one at a time.
Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly,
until mixture thickens. 
 Reduce heat to low.
Whisk one more minute.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
Place plastic wrap on top of pudding and refrigerate.

Spoon chocolate pudding into pie crust
and smooth surface with offset spatula.

 Coffee Caramel Sauce
1 tsp ground coffee
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 TB unsalted butter
Mix all together.
Bring to boil.
Reduce to simmer.
Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Set aside until ready to assemble.

 Melted bittersweet chocolate went around the outside.
Then I pulled squigglies through the chocolate.

This was devoured tout de suite.

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