Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Friends & Best. Dessert. Ever.

Charlie has two favorite friends,T & G. They are the reason he looks forward to Sunday & Tuesday mornings. Per permission of G's mom, here is a picture of the two of them on a playdate last week.

OK, so I needed to add the recipe for the chocolate silk pie I made for E's birthday tonight. Had a carton of heavy whipping cream left and it inspired me to change up, lighten up one of our favorites. Yes, lighten up. The original recipe is worse (calorie-wise).

French Silk Pie by Susan

1 1/2 sticks softened salted butter (3/4 cup)

1 cup sugar (baking sugar is best, but regular white granulated is fine)

About 6 oz. semisweet chocolate (I used 1/2 bag chips)

Splash vanilla

3 eggs

Graham crust

Heavy whipping cream

Melt chocolate and let cool a bit. (I microwaved & stirred until all chips were melted; careful not to burn)

Fit mixer with whisk attachment. Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy.

With mixer running, add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix until blended.

Keep mixer running and add one egg at a time, beating about 4-5 minutes after EACH egg (12-15 total). The result will be a super decadent mousse.

Pour mousse into prepared graham crust, smooth and place in fridge. It will firm up a lot.

Beat heavy cream into stiff peaks. Add a bit of confectioner's sugar if you like a little sweetness, but not too much as the pie is REALLY rich.

Spoon whipped cream in graceful peaks onto pie and place in fridge. Tastes best about 3-4 after it has chilled.

Soooooooooo yummmy. I cannot say enough good things about this.


  1. awwww....sweet! I love little boys!

  2. That is such a cute picture! I wish Luke could jump in with them and have fun. By the way...who is the "C"? Is this referring to "G"'s older brother?

  3. Oops, I meant T & G. T is Tommy, Charlie's best buddy from church.