If you could pick any dessert item for somebody else to make for you, what would you pick? I recently held a contest at the college where I teach. The first person to turn in the assignment got to pick anything (within reason) and I would make it. The guy that won the contest picked French Silk Pie. I was thinking the winner would pick something crazy hard or over the top like a double-decker rocky road cheesecake or something but nope, French Silk Pie. The presentation is impressive but the level of difficulty is moderate.
I did a little research on French Silk Pie before I began and found that most recipes out there included raw eggs. Because I was taking this to school and giving it to one of my students, I wanted to make sure I found a cooked egg recipe so I found this one with a good rating. I enjoyed making it although I thought I screwed it up halfway through when it didn’t start to thicken at the ice bath stage. I don’t think I had enough ice in my ice bath but I ended up putting the chocolate mixture in the fridge for a bit and then really blending the heck out of it. As far as I can tell it turned out fine but I will let my student be the judge! There is a piece missing in the one picture but I replaced it for him after getting the photo so I haven’t tasted it.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate pieces
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1 baked 9 inch pie shell
- whipped cream (for serving)
- grated chocolate or chocolate curls (for garnish)