If you've read The Help, you know the large part food plays in the book. Of course, you also know the legend that is Minny's famous chocolate custard pie.
Recipes have been making the rounds inspired by the book and this one comes from Food & Wine magazine. This recipe is actually by the woman who made the pies for the movie. In fact, she made over 50 of these very pies!
Minus the special ingredient of course.
Now let me tell you, this pie is seriously delicious. I would say probably one of the best chocolate pies I have ever eaten.
Seriously, go make it right now. It's easy I swear.
Minny's Chocolate Pie
1 ready made pie crust or make your own
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
(plus whipped cream for garnish)
Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Place crust in 9 inch pie pan and prick lightly. Line with foil or parchment and fill with beans or rice. Blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove beans/rice and bake for further 5 minutes until crust appears dry but not brown.
In bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake 45 minutes, rotating half way through and covering crust with foil if needed. Filling is done when appears set with slight jiggle in the center. Cool completely before serving and refrigerate if required.
Note: I baked until entire pie was set including the middle which took about 40 minutes. It turned out perfect as you can see above. I was worried if the middle was jiggly it wouldn't set and I'm glad I left it until it was completely done.
1. Country Strong. I'm not going to give anything away but I liked it.
2. Echo dinnerware from House of Fraser. I seriously am in love with the noodle bowls (shown above but looks are deceiving- they are big bowls!) and they're on sale for £2.25 in store which makes them a bargain.
3. Head to TK Maxx pronto. I snagged the top above with the Anthropologie tag still attached for £11! You can bet I scoured the racks for any more Anthro deals and found another sleeveless top for £6.
I hope like me you love this movie because when my mother was in town over the summer, I made sure to take her to one of the best little villages in Surrey. Not only was The Holiday filmed there but it was also the location for The Wedding Date and the church was used in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
It's a proper little charming English village. I love it.
If I was smart I would have watched the movie before going there and taken pictures like the movie stills! Next time...