18 November 2009

From The Request Line

I'm not sure whether Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein meant this comment as "please share the pie" or as "please share the pie recipe", so, in the interest of fairness (and since the pie itself is all gone), herewith be the recipe....

I like to use a graham cracker crust, but you could use any type -- pastry, oreo cookie, 'Nilla wafer, whatever. The filling is made as follows:

Put 1½ cups of milk (whole is best, but at least 2% fat -- nonfat won't thicken) in a medium saucepan over low heat, until bubbles form around the edge. A low heat will keep the milk from burning as it heats, so be careful with the temperature!

Whilst that is happening, mix together:
  • 3T (that's Tablespoon) cornstarch
  • 4T sugar
  • ¼t (teaspoon) salt
  • 5T unsweetened cocoa (or less, if you're afraid of real chocolate taste)

After the dry ingredients are mixed, add ½cup of milk and whisk until blended.

Add this mixture to the scalded milk, and turn up the heat to medium. Whisk the mixture until it reaches a boil, then boil for one minute (whisking constantly, so it doesn't burn on the bottom).

Remove from heat, let cool to lukewarm and add 2t vanilla extract.

Chill and serve.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I meant the actual pie because I can't bake worth a crap.

Bob said...

Yeah, that's what I actually thought you meant, but it gave me an excuse to post the recipe.

Also, there's no baking involved! All stove-top stuff!