Friday, September 28, 2007

Chocolate Cream Pie

Oh my first post to this blog... humm hope this goes well . Not so good with computers.





This was on my menu for almost a year and was always a big seller.



crust:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder



Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg yolk. Mix together flour and cocoa powder. Mix together butter and flour mixtures. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out and line tart pan. Bake weighted at 350 F for 10 - 15 mins.



Filling:

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp salt

6 egg yolks

1/4 cup cornstarch

3 cups milk

8 oz bittersweet chocolate

1 tsp vanilla



Heat milk just until it starts to boil. Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Add egg yolks and mix. Mix in a small amount of the hot milk to the yolk mixture. Then add yolk mix to hot milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla. Mix until chocolate is melted. Using a very fine strainer...strain mixture. Pour into tart shell. Cover with plastic wrap making sure to push wrap onto the chocolate filling(prevents a hard skin from forming). Chill tart.



Topping:

2 cups heavy cream

1 vanilla bean

2 Tbsp confectioners sugar

Cocoa Puffs (yea the cereal)



Whip together cream, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar until light peaks form. Spread onto chilled tart. Sprinkle Cocoa Puffs on top.

It was served with Godiva creme anglaise, chocolate sauce, and a moon tuile cookie garnish.

2 comments:

Brittany said...

I love to use cereal! I have not tried coco puffs yet. A few months ago I was garnishing a chocolate souffle cake with carmelized rice krispies....I hadn't even thought of coco puffs- what a great idea! Welcome to food blogging by the way. I'm new to it myself, but I find it to be quite addicting!

Bitsys Kitchen said...

Hi friend, I tried out this recipe and it was soooo good! Thanks for sharing : )