Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Pi Day!

We thought it would be a great idea to share pie with all of our friends in celebration of yesterday's holiday. We pulled out our Make-a-Mix cookbook (which is actually amazing for making food in bulk, not just for making mixes to store) and set to work making 10 chocolate pies.

The image at the top of this post was supposed to be a chocolate pie like that beauty on the lower left hand corner of the book cover. However, we learned a very important baking lesson. Apparently cornstarch (our thickening agent) will thin out if heated at very a high temperature or if stirred after the thickening process takes place. There's a reason the recipe said heat on medium...

Therefore, our gift was actually a little more like a chocolate chowder in a pie crust pastry bowl which, when you think of it like that, actually sounds pretty awesome. Even if it is a little lot more messy. Good thing our friends all have a great sense of humor.

liquid chocolate, respect the cornstarch, happy pi day.


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