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nervous chocolate french silk pie.
I’m feeling nervous - the shaky kind. The kind that can only be overcome with the help of chocolate. Simple. I think I’ll bake...
I'm feeling...
something that’ll be a nice distraction from the nervousness I’m feeling,
something that’s not too stressful to make,
something I can whisk and whisk and whisk until it (rather satisfyingly) thickens,
something with a smooth and velvety taste and texture...
  • I’m nervous, shaky
  • I’ll bake
  • Chocolate French Silk Pie
  • Smooth, Velvety, Silk
  • Melt
This pie draws you in as you sink into each silky bite. All the nerves just melt away.
chocolate french silk pie.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 25 minutes, Chill time: 4-8 hours
Makes 8-10 servings
  • 1 ½ cups (217 g) Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 6 oz (170 g) dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
Let's get this distraction started...
In a medium bowl, mix the Oreo crumbs and cocoa powder together. Stir in the melted butter.
Press the Oreo mixture into the bottom of a 9” pie plate and let it chill in the fridge as you complete the next step.
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate over medium heat. Once melted, set aside.
In a stand mixer set to medium, whisk the butter until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until it becomes light.
Add the vanilla and the (melted and cooled) chocolate. Mix until combined.
This recipe is the perfect blend of effort and fun to help settle the nerves.
Continue with the mixer set to medium and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one, about 3 minutes, until they are fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl between each egg.
The thickening that happens to the chocolate here is epic.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the pie crust.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Ouch! Lick the spoon because it's hard to (but completely worth the) wait.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries.
Truth be told, you need none of the extras. Just the silk pie and a spoon.
nervous chocolate french silk pie.
nervous chocolate french silk pie.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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