Have you ever visited the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction? I have been a regular reader for a few years and love all her recipes and beautiful photography. I must admit that I have been much more of a reader than a baker but this year I decided to up my baking game by participating in Sally’s Monthly Baking Challenge. Each month Sally provides a recipe, step by step directions and even a video to increase the baking skills and confidence of her readers. This month’s recipe is Sky High Chocolate Mousse Pie.
It was a fun assignment and my only deviation from her recipe was to make 3 mini pies instead of just one pie. The intent is that I will share the pies and Dave and I will not have to eat the whole dang pie, because I know we could do it!! As Sally describes on her site, there are three steps to this pie:
- An Oreo crust.
- Chocolate Mousse
- Whipped Cream
Everything is made from scratch except for the Ores of course! I even made a special trip to one of my favorite stores in the world, Cockrell’s Mercantile, to buy some individual fiesta ware pie plates. Any reason to buy more fiesta ware is a good reason to me!
Step one – the Oreo crust. I have made Oreo crust several times before and each time I do I tell myself that next time I am going to double the recipe because I never seem to have enough to take the crust up the full sides of the pie plate. Not sure if the fact I used three mini pie plates instead of one made a difference or not.
Step two – Chocolate Mousse. This step consisted of three parts, melting the chocolate, making and adding meringue, then making and adding whipped cream. This was definitely the richest mousse I have ever tasted, so, so good!
Once the mousse was complete, it was spread over the Oreo crust, topped with a layer of crushed Oreos, then another layer of mousse.
Step three – Making whipped cream. This was definitely the easiest step, just whipping heavy cream, sugar and vanilla into a beautiful, melt in your mouth whipped cream. Each mini pie was then topped with a generous amount and chocolate shavings were added for the final touch.
For the detailed recipe visit Sally’s Baking Addiction. Can’t wait to find out what is up for next month! Now, who wants one of these extra mini pies?