Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wa, La......the perfect dessert.

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 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 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, 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!!

Enjoy your day.....Be safe.....and stay happy!

Shug ~

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.


Betsy Adams said...

For someone watching her weight and trying to diet, your blog KILLS me.... That chocolate chip pie looks so good. I COULD eat it --but since it is at your house, I'll let you have those calories this time. Dang it.

Happy Memorial Day.

Ginny said...

This looks awesome, I think I can almost smell it through the screen. And Mylee look like she has reached her waiting limit, two slices please! She has grown SO much since I have started following you!!! Must be your pies...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, wow, does that ever look good! I could eat a slice right now.

Mylee is such a cutie and I'm sure a big helper in licking those bowls!

My son banished me from the kitchen a little bit ago. He's making up something new to grill. It involves chicken breasts, jalapeno peppers, colby jack cheese, cream cheese and bacon! We've been waiting for the rains to end soon so we can grill. Hope you've had a great day!

Grandma Bonnie said...

oh my chocolate chip pie! Sounds so sweet. Happy Memorial Day/

Melinda said...

Well, you had me at Chocolate chips.
Oh,yummy! I bet it was good.

M :)

Jacqueline said...

Let me say, that I would find this a winner, baked or unbaked! Sounds fabulous. I am definitely a fan of chocolate chip desserts. We used to make a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and make one pan baked and eat out of the bowl from the fridge the rest of the week! Those were the good old days!

Katharine said...

Oh yum! I'm going to try this for our next small group meeting!!

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