So fudgy you need a fork to scrape it out.
So gooey it’ll make your whole mouth sticky.
So delicious it’ll make you eat the whole pan.
Not that I know from experience or anything.
This is inspired by a recipie in my favourite cookbook:The Dahlia Bakery cookbook.
I got it in the mail yesterday and had a such a big smile on my face when i ripped the packaging off the book, it probably looked like a grimace.
Then i proceeded to ignore Romeo who was pawing my foot in his sleep and my lunch as i spent the entire afternoon
drooling over looking at pictures.It was awesome.
So when i got up this morning, i knew that i had to bake something from the cookbook and when my eyes landed on the devils food cupcake recipie, i knew exactly what i wanted.
This pie however is not from the book…only inspired by it.I was a little confused between the cupcakes and a silk pie and clearly wanted to make both but certain constraints(read: grumbling stomach) forced me to pick one.So i did the next best thing…i cut the recipies in half and mixed them together to create this pie.
Here’s what you need:
Pretty basic ingredients, right?So it’s perfect to throw together anytime you need your chocolate fix.The original recipie callas for molten chocolate in the filling but i omitted it sans problem.BUT if you’re so inclined, play aroung with the ingredients and add it in.Let me know how it turns out though!
Heres the recipie already!
serves 2-3 people.
1/2 cup minus 2 tbsp all purpose flour (or keep 1/2 cup flour and add a liitle more milk)
2 tbsp + 2 tbsp cocoa powder (divided)
1/2 tsp baking powder(dont use soda!)
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp granulated white sugar
1/4 cup + 4 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup hot water
preheat oven to 180 (350) and grease a pie dish with butter.Do not line it with parchment because it will stick and ruin your day,TRUST ME, I KNOW.In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tbsp cocoa, salt and 5 tbsp of white sugar.Now fold in the milk,vanilla and butter.Mix well to combine.THe batter is super thick and sticky but that’s good because it gives the pie it’s fudginess.Spread it evenly over the base of the pie dish.Now in a dry bowl mix together 2 tbsp cocoa powder and brown sugar. Sprinkle it over the brownie layer.Now carefully pour over the hot water into the dish. DO NOT STIR!
SET the pie dish in a larger tray if you want to avoid the pie from spilling over if your dish isn’ deep enough.I had no spillage issues though.
Bake in the middle rack for 25 to 30 minutes.
What’s your favourite dessert? Any desserts you want to see lightened up?