Hey there, with a title like that how can you not get excited? If you follow me on Facebook then you know that the pie I made for Pi day failed horribly. It happens sometimes, I'm just glad that I tried this recipe out before I could have brought it anywhere. That would have just been embarrassing.
French Silk Pie (Company's Coming, Chocolate Everything, p.138)
1/2 cup margarine 1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs
3 sq. unsweetened chocolate squares 1 baked pie shell
1 envelope dessert topping 1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla in large bowl.
Melt chocolate in medium glass bowl over hot water, beat into margarine mixture.
Add eggs, one at a time and beat on medium for 5 minutes after each addition. Mixture should me thick and smooth.
Turn into baked pie shell and chill at least 5 hours. I let my chill for 9 hours before moving on to the topping.
For the topping beat the topping mix, milk and vanilla in a small bowl until stiff. Spoon over the pie mixture.
This is right about where I knew
something might be fishy, since the topping sunk into the pie a touch.
But, having faith I kept going. Garnish with shaved chocolate if
desired. I let the pie chill for another 18 hours before cutting into it. This is what the picture looks like in the recipe book:
Looks really good right? Well, here is how mine turned out:
Complete baking fail. I followed the recipe exactly, so I'm not sure what happened. I looked around a little and this is a very common recipe so I am pretty sure that I somehow goofed. The only difference I could find was that this one called for margarine and all the others were butter.
Maybe I will try this again with butter next time. Hopefully then I can have my silky chocolate pie that I was craving. Anyone have any luck with making a french silk pie? Or did you guys fail like me? Feel free to share!