When I feel like indulging myself in chocolate, I tend to rely on this recipe. It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s extremely tasty.
What you’ll need:
2 cups of Whole Milk
2/3 cup of Sugar
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
pinch of salt
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2.5 ounces of Ghirardelli Chocolate (60%)
1 deep dish pie crust (the frozen kind is what I use, there’s no shame in doing so)
Our misenplace today will involve baking our premade pie shells. First preheat the oven to 325*. Next fill the empty pie shells with dry beans to stop the pie shells from puffing up. Were going to bake the pie shells for about 15 minutes, being careful not to over bake the pie shells.
After the 15 minutes are up, check the pies, you should notice browning on the crust, that’s a good indicator to tell if the pie crusts are finished or not. Next remove the pies from the oven and pour off the beans, some beans may require some coercing to come out of the crust, but they should come out easy.
For the filling:
In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of milk, 2/3 sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt and egg.
Mix the ingredients until combined with a whisk.
set the mixture aside.
In a saucepan, add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk.
Gently heat the milk on low temperature until you see bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pan.
Pour the heated milk into the milk/cocoa mixture very slowly and gradually, making sure to whisk the mixture constantly.
Pour this mixture back into the saucepan that we used to heat the milk earlier. Cook on medium until the mixture becomes very thick. Again, making sure to constantly stir the mixture to prevent it from burning. When the mixture thickens, turn the heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
Allow this to cool completely, You can refrigerate overnight like I chose to do and continue this the next day.
The next day, remove the pie from the fridge and take off the plastic wrap.
the first thing you’ll notice is that the filling has thickened. This is what we are looking for.
Now top the pie with your whipped cream.
You don’t have to smooth it out perfectly, leave it messy, it’s rustic looking. Top this with the shaved chocolate.
Now you can of course place this back into the fridge and wait for dinner to come around or…
You can cut yourself a big slice and dust it with the same cocoa powder you used in the recipe and indulge in a chocolate induced coma.