Saturday, 19 September 2009

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie



It's Saturday afternoon. DH is away on business for the weekend. Both DS9 and DD7 have friends coming to stay overnight. Which means this is a perfect occasion to make an over-the-top dessert...

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie. Yep, the title certainly caught our attention :) It's from the last cookbook I bought - "Helen Corbitt's Cookbook" (1957, second-hand via http://amazon.co.uk/).

If you want to get in on the (heart-attack inducing) action, you'll need:
  • one pre-cooked pastry case/pie shell (I actually made my own this morning - only because I didn't have a roll-out one in the freezer)
  • 20 marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup or 170mls milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • teaspoon of vanilla (I used the Danish powdered stuff)
  • 1 cup or 250mls cream, whipped
The recipe says to use a pie dish which is 8 inches (20cm) but I used a sponge tin which is 9 inches (23cm) and it turned out fine.
Very simple recipe. Heat the marshmallows, milk, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla very slowly in a saucepan. Keep mixing until the marshmallows dissolve. Leave to cool. At this stage, it looks like hot chocolate :)
Whip the cream and fold it carefully into the cold chocolate milk. Pour into your pre-baked pastry case and chill in the fridge until set.
It's now 4.30pm and we haven't eaten it yet, so you'll need to check back later for a full match report and a full technicolour photo. I did lick the bowl though, so I don't think we're going to be disappointed ;)
Bon appétit!

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