Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Baker's Square Copy-Cat Chocolate Silk Pie
My family has been bemoaning the closure of Baker's Square restaurant for however many years (five?). We LOVED their pies, especially the Chocolate Silk Pie. This is what I would request for my birthday every year.
Last week when my oldest son had his 17th birthday, he said, "I wish Baker's Square was still open. I would request the Chocolate Silk Pie." I agreed with him, then I thought, "Why not see if there is a copy-cat recipe on-line?" I did a search and found this recipe that looked like it would work. Other chocolate pie recipes I've made in the past, taste more like pudding in a crust. The Baker's Square pie is different-- it's more like a sweet chocolate mousse in a crust.
This recipe hit the nail on the head. It was AMAZING and got thumbs up from my son. Yay!! We hit the jackpot! And you will too if you make it. But please..... don't buy a frozen pie crust. Make your own! It's easy and tastes SO much better!
Here's the link to the recipe:
Baker's Square Chocolate French Silk Pie
For one 8, 9 or 10-inch crust
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Crisco
4-5 TB cold water
In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Cut the shortening in with a pastry cutter til crumbly. Add 4-5 TB water and toss with a fork until it forms a ball. Roll into a large enough circle to fit your pie dish. Crimp edges. Prick bottom and sides with a fork. Bake at 450-F for 10-12 minutes or til golden.