Monday, February 15, 2010

We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone that participated in the One World, One Heart event this year! Special HUGS to Lisa for all she does to make the worldwide event successful. I have made many blogger friends over the past year and this year over 1000 bloggers took part! Visit Lisa  A Whimsical Bohemian !

And now....drum roll please.....

my OWOH winner is.....

Hege-Annie's Paper Heart

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I need your address to get this in the mail tomorrow!


And now for a recipe 'winner'! I made a chocolate pie from scratch and added a few secret ingredients to put it over the top! It was so'll have to make it to believe how good it was!

Here's the recipe I started with! I googled chocolate pie and found it on this blog...Homesick Texan !



Grandma's Chocolate Pie

Filling ingredients:
4 tablespoons of cocoa or 1 1/2 squares baking chocolate 
3/4 cups of sugar
5 tablespoons of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
3 egg yolks, beaten slightly
1 tablespoon of butter

Meringue ingredients:
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter

Mix your sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, eggs and milk (all except vanilla and butter).
Cook while stirring on medium until it bubbles and thickens, about five to 10 minutes. If it becomes lumpy, just beat out the lumps.
Remove from heat and stir in your vanilla and butter.
Meanwhile, poke holes in your pie crust with a fork and bake it at 350 until it’s brown, about 20 minutes.
Beat your egg whites with salt and when they start to get fluffy add the sugar.
Pour the chocolate custard into the baked pie shell and top with the beaten egg whites.
Add 2 T of sugar for every egg white. Bake it until it the peaks on the meringue are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Grandma, “It’s real good hot, wonderful cold and you can even eat it frozen then it’s like a popsicle!”

For the crust (makes enough for two):
2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt (I used less)
1/2 cup oil (she used to use corn, but I believe she uses canola now)
1/4 cup milk (I used water)

Now for the changes I made. I used 3 eggs instead of the 2 in the original recipe. I used cocoa but after the chocolate pudding had thickened, I added a square of Ghirardelli dark chocolate that I chopped in small pieces. In the crust I substituted Crisco shortening and in the meringue I added a little cream of tarter while I was whipping it in my Kitchen Aid mixer.  My milk was 2 % milk, so I added some half and half to make it richer. WHEW! I think that's all.


Adding the dark chocolate really gave it a deep dark chocolate taste. This is really a great recipe. Making pudding from scratch is a little tricky! Thanks Homesick Texan!

And here are the pinwheels my hubby made with the other pie crust. Roll out dough, cut into strips, cover with butter, cinnamon and sugar, roll up tight and bake for 10 or 12 minutes until brown. He LOVES these!



I love him and I love to BLOG! I meet so many wonderful people and learn something new every day!

Happy Monday! HUGS to you ALL!!! ♥♥♥


Theresa MacNaughton said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! The jewelry set is quite pretty. Oh my, that pie LOOKS divine!!! Hope you and the hubby had a GREAT Valentine's Day.

Vee said...

Congrats to your winner. She's going to love that pretty piece.

The pie looks very scrumptious. I'll be avoiding that one for a while. Do you have a recipe section on your blog...will have to scout around a bit.

Love, love, love the cinnamon wheels from leftover pie crust. I'll be avoiding that, too.

Have a fun day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I should be avoiding these desserts, too, Vee! My hubby can eat all he wants though. I like the idea of having a recipe section! I'll have to check into that! Thanks! ♥♥♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

And Good morning, Theresa! I'm off to see your blog this morning and find out who your winner is! Wish it was ME! heehee! ♥♥♥

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Your chocolate pie looks wonderful. The meringue is beautiful just golden and not too brown.
I always make pinwheels with extra pie crust. My mama made them every time she made pies. I love the pinwheels as much as the pie. It is a nice childhood memory.

Happy Monday

Michela said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!!!
Thank you for sharing those fabulous recipes, I'm drooling just at reading the ingredients!
Have a good week! xxxx

Mila said...

Congrats to Annie! She's lucky!
Thank you for this receipe!
Mila :)

Mandy @ Belle and Boo said...

yummy yum, i am now officially very hungry

Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan) said...

Your chocolate pie is gorgeous! I know that my grandma would be proud!

Bearly Sane said...

Mmmmm that pie sure looks good, very rich too! When I saw your hubby's pinwheels it reminded me of the jam turnovers my mum used to make when I was a girl.

Same sort of thing, roll out the pastry, spread it with jam, roll it up and bake...then she would cut it in big fat slices and cover it with hot custard! It made a great dessert.

Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Lisa said...

Congratulations Annie, I'm just in time for dessert!!!!! How fun! Guess what I'm making this weekend. Yum!!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Congratulations to your lucky winner.
Your chocolate pie looks delicious and the sort of food that would be lovely for Valentines Day.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just gained ten pounds reading this blog and now I am going to gain another ten by making this delicious recipe! :)
Who cares! I am old anyway! :)

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Unknown said...

Oh, Yum.. I feel like I just gained 5 pounds looking at it. I can almost taste it.
I am going to try and get your print mailed out tomorrow.. besure to take it out as soon as it gets there as I hated to roll it up but shipping it any other way would cost a fortune.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! Your recipes look so delicious! Twyla

Beedeebabee said...

Mornin Diane! A big congrats to Hedge on her beautiful winnings...lucky girl! Thanks so much for both yummy recipes too!
Have a fun day, Sweetie! xoxo

Barb said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Oh, the pie looks tooooo delicious....just yummy!

Barb ♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooooo, I'll be right over. Yum!!! And how cute that the Mister did his part. : )

JG said...

What great treats!

Your hubby's Pinwheels are like my "Mom's Rugelach". After rolling out the dough, sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and craisins. Roll tightly and cut into slices, then bake.

Leftover dough can make for some good eats! They look so good!


Congrat's to the lucky winner!
The pie looks very yummy and I remember my Mom making something like that with left over pie crust.
Deb :)

Lila Rostenberg said...

Great looking, yummy pie! I may become a "foodie" yet!

Unknown said...

The picture of the pinwheels stopped me in my mom made those all the time after baking. Thank you for bringing her closer to me tonight. I needed that Diane. I miss her so much.

Carole said...

That pie looks wonderful, and sounds good too (and not too sweet). :-)