This doesn’t get the “crap” tag because it’s not crappy. But it’s not great.
I’m auditioning chocolate pies this week because I’m baking for a birthday on Saturday. This one is going in the “no” pile. (This is the beauty of doing a test run, though.)
Yes, the pie is square. 9″ pie pans don’t exist here. Instead, I have an 11″ tart pan, which is enormous and renders your pie very flat and unappealing. A pie pancake. So my brownie pan was the only thing I had in the right size.
Recipe here – I followed it exactly.
Okay, no, I didn’t. There are no store-bought pie crusts here either, and I was too lazy to make one – so I made a cookie crumb crust with 170g of crushed chocolate cookie crumbs and about 100g of melted butter. Oven it for 10 minutes on 350° and let it cool.
On to the rest, for which I did actually follow the recipe.
I took a break for a capuccino juice box. Does this expandable straw remind you of anything?
Back to the pie.
My meringue was sad…it was weeping. It also had the texture of packing foam. Sadly, I will not be making this again.