Monday, June 8, 2009

Chocolate cup pies recipe

Chocolate pies are my favourite pies by far. They are so easy to make and please almost anyone, from the youngest to the oldest.
I named this recipe "chocolate cup pies" because of Chuck in Pushing Daisies who calls her mini pies "cup pies". This is in a way my tribute to this TV show.

This chocolate pie is simple as hell to make and rapid as well, as many shortcuts have been used.


Without further delay, let's get into some action...



Ingredients:
For the crust (makes 12 cup-pies):
300 grams of flour
150 grams of unsalted butter cut in small cubes
1 pinch of salt
5 tablespoon of milk

If you wish to know more about the crust, I have previously written about how to make the crust.

For the filling:
200 grams of dark chocolate
10 cl liquid cream
2 tablespoon of icing sugar
30 grams of butter

To make the crust:
Sift the flour and mix the salt.
Put in the butter.
Rub the flour and the butter together. The mixture should look like moist sand.
Add the 5 tablespoon of milk gradually to bind the mixture together and obtain a dough.

Leave the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

If you are in a hurry, start spreading the dough with a rolling pin right away.
Dust the pastry board and rolling pin with a little flour before rolling, this will prevent the dough from sticking.

Next place the rolled and thinned dough in any pastry tin that you have and prick the dough with a fork before placing it in the oven to be baked at 210 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes on the oven's top shelf. The crust should look golden brown after coming out of the oven.

Mine are a little less tanned.

Note: The crust will be baked alone. The filling will be added after baking the crust.

To make the filling

Simply chop the chocolate beforehand using a bread-knife and place it in a bowl.
Heat the liquid cream until it starts simmering and pour it over the chocolate. The chocolate will start melting on contact with the hot cream. Start mixing and add the sugar and butter immediately.

The chocolate filling is ready, just fill the empty crusts!

You might also use canned peaches or apricots as well as sliced, grilled almonds to decorate.








If you ever try out this recipe do let me know how it went. Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. i loved these little babies!!try these especially if you tend to be constipated!!it works!!

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  2. Loved it. Peach and chocolate work so well together...

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  3. itz easi n veri delicious.....try n si itz superbliwonderful...

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