We have beautiful sunshine, right here in the good ol' state of Texas.....East Texas that is!
I'm almost sure that the lake is going to be buzzing today with plenty of folks enjoying all kinds of water activities. I might.....Might.....possibly go over to Tom and Shanda's ....to hop in the pool.
Mylee and I did a little "Paula Dean" cooking, this past Friday. I wanted to make Paula's
"Chocolate Chip Pie" for our Church Dessert Contest, but since I had never made it before, I thought a practice pie might just be in order.
This pie is sooooo simple and even though I am not a huge fan of chocolate chip desserts, I decided that this would be a gooood pie to take.
My little helper would definitely be giving this recipe two thumbs up. Here she is.....licking the mixing bowl.
I will admit.....it looks pretty yummy....! In the oven it went and in NO time at all.....this pie was smelling so delicious.
and here it is.......A warm, chocolate filled pie.
Just add some whipped topping, chocolate chunks, and a little chocolate syrup......and
Wa, La.......you have a perfect dessert!!
When all was said and done, I chose NOT to go with this dessert, for the church Memorial Day Celebration. Instead.....I made the "Princess Pie" that I blogged about a few weeks ago.
Needless to say......I did not win! :(
But.....there were plenty of great desserts there.
Next time....... I'll be making this chocolate chip pie!!
Oops......I almost forgot to post the recipe!!! Sorry!
Chocolate Chip Pie...........yields 2 pies
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour Whipped Cream
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon baking soda 2 pints (4 cups) heavy cream
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup confectioners Sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened) 1/4 cup mini semisweet choc.
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 lg eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 grease 2 (9 inch) pie plates
In lg. bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. add the eggs 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla, add flour mixture, a little at a time and mix until fully combined. Fold in the 3 cups of chocolate chips and if desired, the walnuts.
Divide the dough between the two prepared pie plates and smooth the tops with a spatula.
Bake 30 min or until pies are golden and slightly firm to the touch. Let pies cool completely.
While the pies cool.......whip the cream and confection sugar until soft peaks form.
fold in chocolate chips. Ref. until ready to use. Spread over pie...add choc chips and syrup.