Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

It’s Saturday afternoon. DH is away on business for the weekend. Both DS9 and DD7 have friends coming to stay overnight. Which means this is a perfect occasion to make an over-the-top dessert…

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie. Yep, the title certainly caught our attention ūüôā It’s from the last cookbook I bought – “Helen Corbitt’s Cookbook” (1957, second-hand via http://amazon.co.uk/).

If you want to get in on the (heart-attack inducing) action, you’ll need:

  • one pre-cooked pastry case/pie shell (I actually made my own this morning – only because I didn’t have a roll-out one in the freezer)
  • 20 marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup or 170mls milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • teaspoon of vanilla (I used the Danish powdered stuff)
  • 1 cup or 250mls cream, whipped

The recipe says to use a pie dish which is 8 inches (20cm) but I used a sponge tin which is 9 inches (23cm) and it turned out fine.

Very simple recipe. Heat the marshmallows, milk, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla very slowly in a saucepan. Keep mixing until the marshmallows dissolve. Leave to cool. At this stage, it looks like hot chocolate ūüôā

Whip the cream and fold it carefully into the cold chocolate milk. Pour into your pre-baked pastry case and chill in the fridge until set.

It’s now 4.30pm and we haven’t eaten it yet, so you’ll need to check back later for a full match report and a full technicolour photo. I did lick the bowl though, so I don’t think we’re going to be disappointed ūüėČ

Bon appétit!