Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Chocolate Cream Pie
Sometimes a restaurant has chocolate pie but these days if it is a chocolate cream pie it is covered in whipped cream and it is gigantic. If I was thinking of a little dessert after dinner, just seeing the huge slab of pie on the plate was enough to make me turn it down.
This Sunday it was different. We went to La Mansion de Montitlan for comida. Dessert was included. There were choices for dessert but I chose the "Homemade Chocolate Pie." What you see above is what they served. Just the right size, a beautiful meringue and creamy chocolate pie. Not dark chocolate. Just the perfect chocolate like my Mom made. With every bite images flashed through my mind of dinner tables and who at the table when we ate chocolate cream pie. Funny how foods from your childhood can do that.
I went looking for a chocolate pie recipe similar to the one Mom made and this is about as close as I came. The reason I chose this one is that it was the only one that used cocoa and flour and that is what I remember her using. And it was one of the few chocolate pies with a meringue topping. I'll probably have to try to make it . . . after I find out how to adjust the meringue for this altitude.