Choc cream pie

Recipe from: 12/1/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 270
    g
    dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200
    g
    granulated sugar
  • 75
    g
    cornflour
  • 4
    ml
    salt
  • 6
    extra-large egg yolks
  • 1
    Litres
    milk
  • 45
    g
    butter, softened
  • few drops vanilla essence
  • CRUST
  • 300
    ml
    Marie biscuit crumbs
  • 140
    g
    melted butter
  • 65
    g
    granulated sugar
  • TO DECORATE
  • 250
    ml
    fresh cream, well chilled
  • 20
    ml
    granulated sugar
  • dark chocolate, grated
 

Method

 
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over barely simmering water. Stir well and remove from heat. 2. In a heavy-based saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornflour, salt and egg yolks. Gradually add the milk while whisking. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, whisking to prevent lumps from forming. Simmer until thick. 3. Pass the custard through a fine sieve into a bowl. Whisk in the melted chocolate, butter and vanilla essence. Cover the top of the custard with cling film to prevent a skin from forming and chill for 6 hours. 4. CRUST: Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Stir together the crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into a 25 cm (1,5 litre) deep pie dish. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, then cool. 5. Pour the well-chilled filling into the baked pie crust. Whisk the cream with the sugar and spoon decoratively on to the pie. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top. (Note: This pie cannot be sliced; rather spoon out to serve.)
 

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