Monday, May 24, 2010

Mom's Chocolate Pie

Submitted by Lea McEwan

This is my mom's really good chocolate pie that we always have for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

2 squares chocolate
2 cups milk
5 T flour
¾ cup sugar
Pinch salt
2 eggs
1 T butter
1 tsp vanilla
Baked pastry shell… see recipe below

Melt chocolate,  add milk gradually stirring constantly until smooth heat in double boiler (I just stir it all the time).  Mix flour, sugar, 7 salt and add to milk.  Stir until thickened and then cook for 15 minutes.  Add butter, cool slightly 7 add vanilla.  Pour into baked crust (see recipe below).Serve cold with homemade whipped cream.

Monica Loosley hot water pie crust recipe

1 c lard (1/2 lb?)

½ boiling water

Cut lard into smaller pieces. Pour boiling water in & whisk until creamy--- Keep going, it will get smooth and creamy.

Mix together:

3 c flour (scant 15 ounces)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Add part of flour to lard/water mixture & mix. Keep adding--- about 3 installments. Shape into ball, wrap with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight or until cold. Cut into as many crusts as need (this will make 3 thin crusts; 2 thick and hearty!) Roll out, using as little flour as possible; do not overwork. It’s a great dough with a very nice consistency that’s super easy to work with.

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