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Friday Pie Blog: Thursday Presidential Edition

August 31, 2006

Bush pie

Fried Chocolate Pie!

Ken? . . . Fannie Farmer (Mrs.)? . . .

And send Olsen. Send Parker. I want a photo of the contents of that bag!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Doodle Bean permalink
    August 31, 2006 10:04 AM

    WHOA!!!How can it be possible to have Friday Pie Blogging in a special Thursday edition posted on a Wednesday?!My brane hurts now.

  2. Montag permalink
    August 31, 2006 10:10 AM

    It was posted on Thursday on the East Coast where everybody belongs.If you can’t move out here because of work, or family, or you’re in jail, just move your clocks ahead to the correct time.

  3. Doodle Bean permalink
    August 31, 2006 11:33 AM

    But… But… But…. Then I’d have to really oversleep in order to be on time for work!!

  4. The CEO @ Clinic IV permalink
    August 31, 2006 1:15 PM

    <>How can it be possible to have Friday Pie Blogging in a special Thursday edition posted on a Wednesday?!<>I do believe that question has already been asked. It is Presidential Pie. It is a matter of Executive Privilege, in order to preserve the safety and indigenousness of the American people. See, if you are predictable, then terraists can predict what you’re gonna do and use that information to plan attacks. But, if they don’t know that the Friday Pie Blogging is really going to be a Wednesday Rum ‘n’ Coke Blogging, then they won’t know what hurts them.

  5. Fannie Farmer (Mrs.) permalink
    August 31, 2006 2:41 PM

    Mama Golden’s Fried Chocolate Pies With Vanilla Ice CreamPublished on: 03/29/06 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution 12 piesHands on: 30 minutes Total time: 1 1/2 hours For the dough:3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board2 teaspoons fine salt2 teaspoons granulated sugar1/2 cup cold lard (chef Linton Hopkins’ preference) or shortening6 tablespoons cold butter1/2 cup ice waterTo fill and fry:12 balls ganache filling1 egg, lightly beatenPeanut or vegetable oil, for fryingConfectioners’ sugarTo serve: Vanilla ice creamToffee SauceTo make the dough: In a food processor fitted with steel blade, combine flour, salt and sugar, and pulse to combine.Add lard and butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly and resembles coarse meal. Add ice water, and pulse again until the dough comes together and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 30 minutes.Dust a clean work surface and a rolling pin with flour. Place the disc of dough on the prepared board, and roll out, lifting the dough often from the board to prevent sticking, until1/6 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 12 4-inch circles.Place the circles on a baking sheet, and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.To assemble: Place a chilled chocolate ball in the center of the dough circle. Brush the egg around the edge of the dough circle. Fold the dough over, press to seal and crimp with the tines of a fork. Repeat with remaining dough and chocolate balls. Refrigerate and chill until firm, at least 15 minutes.Heat the oil until it reaches 350 degrees on an oil or candy thermometer. Add the pies, and fry them until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.To serve: Place a pie in the center of plate (Hopkins serves 2 per person) and top with vanilla ice cream and Toffee Sauce. Serve immediately.Per pie (without ice cream or sauce): 556 calories (percent of calories from fat, 64), 6 grams protein, 46 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 41 grams fat (20 grams saturated), 80 milligrams cholesterol, 440 milligrams sodium.Chocolate GanacheMakes about 1 1/2 poundsHands on: 15 minutesTotal time: 1 hour, 15 minutesThis ganache recipe makes more than is needed in this recipe. It’s not a waste; it’s a blessing! Reheat it in the microwave on low heat to pour over ice cream or to use for chocolate fondue. It will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 month. 10 ounces semisweet chocolate3 ounces milk chocolate1 1/3 cups heavy cream1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature1 tablespoon corn syrupPlace chocolate in bowl. Heat cream to scalding, and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon, stir until melted and smooth. Add the butter and corn syrup, and stir to combine. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.Using a melon baller, very small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, scoop tablespoon-size balls of ganache onto a chilled plate. Return to the refrigerator, and chill until firm and ready to fry the pies.Per 1-ounce serving: 127 calories (percent of calories from fat, 66), 1 gram protein, 11 grams carbohydrates, trace fiber, 10 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 20 milligrams cholesterol, 10 milligrams sodium.Toffee SauceMakes 1 3/4 cups2 cups heavy cream8 ounces light brown sugar, firmly packed1/2 stick (2 ounces) unsalted butterCombine the cream, brown sugar and butter, and heat in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar is melted and the sauce has reduced to 1 3/4 cups. Set aside; keep warm until ready to serve.Per tablespoon: 104 calories (percent of calories from fat, 67), trace protein, 8 grams carbohydrates, no fiber, 8 grams fat (5 grams saturated), 28 milligrams cholesterol, 10 milligrams sodium.

  6. Ken from Ken's Kitchen permalink
    August 31, 2006 7:55 PM

    Chocolate pie in a bag? I’d take sugar, cocoa, egg yolks and flour, mix them together and add milk, salt and vanilla, then cook until thick, remove from heat and add 1 stick butter, then pour into two baked pie shells, add meringue, put it all in a bottle and brown in 325°F. oven. Pie in a bottle, not a bag, Mr President!

  7. Montag permalink
    August 31, 2006 9:27 PM

    thanks, guys.now ican tryto frya pie.goodbye.

  8. astrid permalink
    September 1, 2006 11:07 PM

    This is a highly treasonous post. Who are you pie bloggers to ask about a national security secret like presidential pie content? For all we know, it could be a super duper top secret Halliburton’s Oil an Natural Gas Pipeline Through Mesopotamia filling pie. And then if you leaked that out you would compromise like tens, maybe even hundreds of millions of dollars from Halliburton’s bottom line. An that would be totally treasonous an you would be totally sorry about it because big ole South African mercenaries and non-existent Army Delta teams are gonna come and beat you up for being so treasonous.

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