Monday, April 4, 2011
Happy Birthday to Me
I made the Bittersweet Chocolate Cherry Nut Pie for my own birthday. I have to say, I am a little disappointed. It was very good and came together perfectly, but I think my expectations were too high. I was not a fan of how the pie firmed up when refrigerated or how it sucked the moisture out of one's mouth when consumed. I also think it could have been sweeter. I also think the addition of the Madeira and the bitters was a lot of fuss about nothing. I would have rather kept that money in my pocket and gone without. However, it was a truly decadent pie and it was enjoyed by all who partook. My mother described it as being like eating a chocolate truffle. There is definitely something sumptuous and sinful about eating a forkful of this still-warm pie after it cools down a bit from coming out of the oven. It's like getting a little taste of evil and liking it.
While I'm not sure I would make this pie again, it has definitely given me some ideas for other original pies. Like one made with white chocolate and dried cranberries. Maybe some coconut milk in the mix too.
Current Pie Tally: 50