Here’s how I imagine myself on a psychiatrist’s couch discussing my two great loves…
DR. SHRINK: Let’s do some word association. Just blurt out the first thing that pops into your mind.
ME: Sure, OK.
ME: Chanel! Glorious Chanel!
DR: SHRINK: Another, please.
ME: Well, purses, obviously. And shoes!
DR. SHRINK: One more?
ME: Um…french silk pie, si vous plait!
I have a deliciously decadent recipe y’all are going to love. It’s perfect for dinner parties, and it’s very effective when it comes to impressing cute boys.
If you’re feeling ambitious, by all means make your own crust
. But in this case, the store-bought kind works just fine.
Fab French Silk Pie
- 1 8-inch pie shell, baked and cooled
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled (or 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- dash of vanilla
- fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Cream the butter using a hand-held electric mixer. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy. Blend in cooled chocolate or cocoa powder. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating five minutes after each addition.
(Blogger’s note: It’s safe to say I’ve never spent five whole minutes per egg, but you get the idea. Just beat the hell out of ’em.)
Turn into baked and cooled (or grocery’s finest) pie shell and chill overnight. May be served with rosettes of homemade whipped cream added just before serving.
To make the whipped cream, plug your mixer back in, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and beat until thick and creamy.
P.S. I just heard that the adorable French actress Audrey Tatou
is slated to star in a new movie called Coco avant Chanel
! Maybe if I start working on it now I can find a way to sneak into that premiere…