Friday, May 8, 2009

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

We had a wonderful event last night at the retail store, "Mirrors Make the Space". Lots of darling Black-eyed Susan customers and friends came to enjoy the evening and it was really fun for me to see some long time design clients in the crowd!

I'm not quite sure how I neglected to get our the camera to document the large crowd(!) and the room full of stylish ladies, but alas, I did. We had a great discussion with handouts and examples of mirrors as art, collaged walls with mirrors, my previous uses of mirrors, all shapes, sizes and styles. Then we shopped and ate the miniature chocolate cream tarts I had made.

I promised the recipe last night, but at the late hour I returned was just too pooped!!

So, here it is....a boring old recipe with not a single photo!

Give me one more chance. Thanks to all those who came out to support and join our fun evening in the store! I hope more of you will come and be inspired in the avenues of style next time.

Susan's Chocolate Cream Pie
(really, my Mom's!)
Combine in a heavy saucepan:
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 tbs flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups whole mile
1 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate
In a separate bowl slightly mix 3 egg yolks
Cook sugar,flour, and milk mixture on medium heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil one minute, continuing to stir. Remove from heat. Add a small amount of the mixture to the egg yolk mixture, stir and add to the cooked custard, stirring constantly. Return to heat and boil one more minute. Add a few tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla.
I use a water bath to cool the custard in, stirring often enough to not allow a skin to form on the custard. When it is cooled enough, cover and refrigerate overnight prior to using in a baked pie shell. Fill shell just before serving and garnish with whipped cream.
Yum! Enjoy.
Photos next time, I promise.....


michelle said...

Ah, chocolate cream pie. What a great recipe. Individual ones would be quite a treat!

I'm disappointed that you didn't get any photos, but I know how it is to be so involved in a function that you forget to get out the camera.

Jill said...

I love that chocolate pie!