Monday, December 8, 2008

No Bake Chocolate Pie

Every once in a while we all face scenarios wherein we have to cater to guests which puts our patience and skill of cooking to test. So it goes, yesterday it was mine and hubby’s turn. We thought of individually catering to the tastes of 6 different guests, and all of them with own dietary needs and requests, and an uneven age group ranging from four to forty!

Initially it felt more like the doing the 'science of maths' than the 'art of cooking'; taking headcount, scribbling down the menu and the process involved tedious arithmetic of adding and subtracting, buying ingredients after taking the existing stock into account and finally getting down to business of cooking ; multiplying the recipes meant for two to cater eight! Who says cooking is a dumb housewives job! My mind is still droned in all these numbers. However, the numbers cant surely take into account the sounds of laughter orchestrated with the tinkling of glasses which filled our house yesterday , the fussy four year old’s enchantment with ‘gems’ on her dessert and the happy burp of the filed tummy. Feels incredible! So I gather, its art after all.

Yesterday we tried tons of new recipes, and some were truly a HIT and surprisingly they took so little time to make, here is one of my personal favourites adapted from Aayis Recipe.

No bake Chocolate Pie

With guest list which comprises of anyone under 5: chocolate is a must , or so my instincts told me and the smile on my little guests face confirmed my doubts.So here is the easy no bake choclate pie recipe, which is sure to bring a smile on your little ones face too.

3 packs of Parle G (or any glucose biscuit)
2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder (sugarless)
½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp instant coffee
1 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup warm milk
1 cup granulated sugar
Sugar dust/Gems for sprinkling on top

If you are using glucose biscuit, try and fetch a rectangular or square large bottomed pie vessel to keep up with the shape of the biscuit. Line the pie dish with 2 layers of biscuits and soak them with 1/4 cup milk.

In a separate bowl, mix sugar, chocolate chips vanilla and cream. Mix slowly to get a uniform mixture. Add sugar as per your taste. Drizzle this mixture on the soaked biscuits. Top it with a biscuit line up again. Repeat the process.

Serve chilled, not frozen. .

Sharing this with Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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