This is an impromptu dessert that perhaps embodies the true essence of Kitchen Therapy.
The pie dough is leftover from a very fun shoot I had for the new Aprons by Kitchen Therapy line… the cream is leftover from a night where I completely forgot to serve the cream with a chocolate cake… and I was faced with a dinner party invite that had slipped my mind.
Normally one takes flowers or an artisanal tea or a great bottle of wine, but let’s be honest, a bit of food is always the best type.
As I am the perfect house guest, I believe food is an essential gift for the host – only in haste shall I bring you flowers. A homemade treat is always welcome in any household.
This is going to become my next go-to, because not only is it so simple and easy, it’s also eggless which makes it so much stress-free in terms of gifting! The only heating required is for the melted chocolate, which can be done in the microwave too, but honestly, a double boiler chocolate melt is a lot more therapeutic and assured-no-burning. I add just a tad bit of butter for consistency. While the chocolate melts, I whipped up the cream with sugar and vanilla. After swirling in the dark chocolate mixture and cocoa powder for added depth, just a bit of corn starch or flour does the trick of thickening and maintaining the consistency within the pie.
These pies are heavy in terms of ingredients, but not in actuality – I can easily gobble up at least 6 in one sitting…