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Sunday, January 31, 2010
INSIDE OUT CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE
Have you ever made a pie that turned out this ugly . . . and inside out??? Yes, that's PIE CRUST in the center of the pie! This pie took so long to bake . . . I was up late waiting for it to bake "enough," giving it 5 more minutes, 7 minutes, 5 minutes, another 8 minutes after the 45 minutes that it had already been in the oven! By the time it looked done, I was ready to get out of the kitchen! This morning, I cut the pie and, good Lord, what happened? It appears that the filling traded places with the crust, and the filling isn't even good! I didn't have a single can of evaporated milk, so I substituted with a little bit of regular 2% milk (which I know is quite different). Who would have thought it would totally ruin the pie? I can understand if I didn't have cocoa, vanilla, or sugar, but milk???? My sister commented not too long ago about the number of evaporated milk cans in my pantry and asked why I had so many. At the time, I couldn't recall the last time I had used any--it just seems like one of those things you always pick up at the store, you know? Maybe I roam the house in my sleep and use evaporated milk because all those cans got used for something! I suppose I'll toss this pie in the garbage, where my kitchen skills reside. I swear, I think I am about as skilled in the kitchen as I would be trying to survive in a wilderness (or the backyard). I'd really like a delicious chocolate pie, but now I'll have to wait until the snow melts so I can buy a can of evaporated milk. [heavy sigh]