Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chess Pie a Southern Delight

What is a Chess Pie you ask? Well this is a very Southern pie. Something that Paula Dean has DEFINITELY made if you know what I mean. Well a Chess Pie is consider part of the custard or sugar pie family. Similar to a buttermilk pie if you have had one of those.

This is the recipe I used to make my chess pie:

2 Cups Sugar
1 Tbsp Corn Meal
1 Tbsp Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
4 Eggs
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs lightly together in a bowl first then mix together mix the remaining ingredients until it is all incorporated. Pour into an unbaked pie crust and slide into the oven for 40-50 minutes or until the pie look set up (doesn't giggle). Cracking in the top of the pie is common.

Easy pie crust recipe- go to the store and buy a Pillsbury pie crust!

Just kidding here is my recipe:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

  • Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate. 

Pre-Pie Filling

Crust with filling and in the oven.
All done

MMMMMMMM sugary goodness

Oh yeah, cut that beauty!

Look at that beauty!

Ugly Vanilla Cupcakes for Two!

This is a VERY delayed post but any ways...

Eric and I decided we wanted a little dessert so I made cupcakes for two!

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two (Or one if you are really hungry!) Recipe:

1 Egg White
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup of Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1 & 1/2 Tablespoons of Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with 2 cupcake liners.

In a bowl, whisk egg white and sugar together until combined. Add in vanilla and melted butter. Once mixed, stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until smooth. Stir in milk and divide batter into the cupcake liners.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out clean.

Once cooled cover in frosting!

I didn't have any leftover frosting in my fridge like I normally do so I made a small batch of ghetto yellow buttercream icing.

Once Frosted- Enjoy!