Happy pi day!
Happy pie day!
Happy 3.14 day!
Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Read more about it here.
|Haven't put on the whipped cream yet.|
Nothing beats celebration Pi day with Pie! Homemade chocolate pie. And cabbage pie. I picked up to beauty at the Long Beach Antique market when I went with treasure hunter cousin. I paid whole $5 for it. I had no clue if the speckles were meant to be there. Come to find out they were. The pattern is called Desert Dawn. After a good cleaning I fell in love with it and this pattern has to be one of my favorites. I don't think the guy knew what he had on his table, because I didn't even have to haggle. I'm sure he could of got $10-$15 from someone who doesn't care about getting cheap Pyrex.
In honor of Pi Day I made homemade chocolate pie. Now I won't give you my pie crust recipe.... That is a secret I will take to my grave. Because you all know how freaking hard pie crust is to make and taste good. I have been looking for a while for one of those glass rolling pins from Pyrex but have not came across one yet. I use my French rolling pin. I like it better than those ones with handles, plus I can beat things with it.
|Poor book is falling apart and has been tapped up a million times, but I bought it at a church sale for less than a quarter (fill a bag for $2! and I can fill a bag.)|
Chocolate Pi (for my father, it was his favorite)
Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cookbook, copy write 1954, first edition
1 1/8 cup Sugar
1/3 tsp. Salt
2 tbsp. cornstartch
3/4 tbsp. flour
2 1/4 cup rich milk (I used whole milk)
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
3/4 tbsp. butter (use real butter!)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 sq. cut up unsweetened chocolate
Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour in saucepan. Slowly stir in milk, add chocolate. Boil 1 minute, over med heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir half of mixture into egg yolk, then blend into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil 1 more minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Blend in butter and vanilla. Cool. Pour into baked pie shell. Chill. Just before serving top with whipped cream.
|Making pie crust, with my old cool sifter. Using Pyrex Butterprint mixing bowl.|
|Doesn't it look to die for? and you can taste that the chocolate cream wasn't made from a box!|
Happy Pi day all you fellow math and food lovers. And Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!
|Image from Google search.|
Part 2 is cabbage pie we are having for dinner. Stay tuned for I will give you the recipe tomorrow.