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 🙂 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 🙂
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 😉