Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day Thirty-Five

To Bake or not to Bake...

Certain days, okay more like once a week, I get this overwhelming urge to bake something.  Today we ate leftovers which was nice because I got a break from cooking.  While I was getting everything out of the fridge I saw an extra pie crust that needed to be used.  I wasn't in the mood for a fruit filled pie so I got online and searched for a chocolate pie.  Yum Chocolate!!! 

I  found a recipe for an old fashioned chocolate meringue pie and since I had the ingredients I figured I would give it a shot.  I have never made meringue and I'm not really a meringue person but we didn't have cool whip or heavy cream which would have been my alternative.  

All in all the pie tastes great and the meringue actually turned out well which I really didn't expect.  The thing I didn't know about meringue is how quickly it burns.  Ugh, so much for walking away to get all the dishes put in the sink and the ingredients put away.  The top of the meringue was pretty much black and I had to peel it off.  There was still meringue left but it wasn't nearly as pretty. I would probably make the pie again but if I make it again I will top it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or chopped nuts for some texture.