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Friday, August 5, 2011

Choco Vanilla Pie By lakshmi Nair


1.Maida /All purpose flour - 2 1/2 cup
2.Powdered sugar - 6 table spoon
3.Milk powder - 2 1/2 tsp (optional)
4.Butter - 200 gm

5.Salt a pinch
6.Egg - 1

For the filling

1.Milk - 2 cup

2.Powdered sugar - 6 table spoon
3.Egg - 3

4.Gelatin - 1 table spoon

5.Cold water - 1/4 cup
6.Corn flour - 4 tsp

7.Vanilla essence -1 tsp
8.Milk Chocolate - 150 gm
Pie dish used to make the pie
Blind baking


1.Soak the gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.

2.Mix the butter with powdered sugar by using a spoon.Then add one egg to it and mix it with spoon. Add maida,milk powder,a small pinch of salt to it.

3.Then make a dough out of it just like for the chappathi dough.Then keep it in fridge for 30 mts.

4.After that take a butter paper and place the dough on it ,cover it with another butter paper and then roll it with chappathi roller.Depending on the pie dish you are using the dough shape should be like that.

5.Then remove the butter paper and place the dough on the greased pie tray ,shape the dough with your hand.Using a fork make some holes in the dough.

6.Then we are going to blind bake the dough.Means bake the dough by keeping some weight on its top.Like you can place some soya beans in butter paper on its top.

7.Then bake it in a 5 mts preheated oven at 180 degree for 20 mts .Then take the soya beans out from it and then bake it again for another 15 mts.

8.Then take it out from the pie plate.

Preparation of the filling

9.Beat three egg yolk with 3 tsp powdered sugar and corn flour.

10..Then heat the milk in a pan .And add this hot milk to the above mixture.And boil it again to form the custard.Take 1 cup out from this custard mixture.And to the rest add the soaked gelatin and melt it.Then add 1 tsp of vanilla essence to it.

11.Then melt the chocolate by double boiling and add 1 cup of custard and 1 tsp of vanilla essence to the chocolate.

12.Pour the chocolate sauce to the baked pie and keep it in fridge for 10 mts to become set.

13.Beat the egg white with a egg beater and add 3 tsp of powdered sugar to it.Mix this with the rest of vanilla custard.Fold in very slowly using a spoon.

14.Then pour this to the already set pie chocolate base and level it using a spoon.Keep it in fridge for 6 to 7 hours to become set.

15.Then by using 1 cup of whipping cream you can again fill the top.And after filling the top garnish it with grated chocolate. (or you can skip this step)

16.Keep it again in fridge for another 30 mts so that the whipping cream layer to become set.Then you can cut it in the form of wedges.