Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The skipped tradition!


As you may know, I am a tradition freak during the holidays.  I want every single thing to be exactly as it was when I was a kid.  Over the years I think we have done a pretty good job at keeping with all of our family traditions.  I cannot even remember when this one started, but for many years I made several double fudge pies from one of my mom's cookbooks a few days before Christmas.  Then my niece and nephew began helping me and it sort of became our little tradition.

Making pies with my niece Christmas 2009.
But...we didn't make them this year!!  My sister's house was already filled with so many goodies, that the pies would have been overkill.  I decided I still had to have that pie before the year ended, so I made one on New Year's Eve.

This pie is so rich and delicious.  You just have to make it to see for yourself.  Here I topped it with powdered sugar, but it is great served warm over ice cream, or with whipped cream and berries, or just plain.  So yummy!

Double Fudge Pie
Source:  Virginia Hospitality (cookbook)

1/2 cup butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 325.  Melt butter and chocolate and cool slightly.  Gradually mix into eggs.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.  Spread into a buttered 9-inch pie plate and bake for precisely 40 minutes.  Center will be soft and moist when taken from the oven, but firms a little when cooling.

PS...I have not taken down my Christmas tree yet.  :(  I want it up forever!!


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Yowza that looks good!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

hmmm Double fudge pie? Sounds absolutely delicious!!

Melanie's Randomness

Ana Degenaar said...

It sounds like what I need right now. It is raining cats and dogs and we haven't been out for 3 days, this is killing me.

I think I'm going to get in the kitchen and make this :) Thanks a ton!