Saturday, April 2, 2011

Guest Post from Diethood: Chocolate Pie with Almond Paste Crust


Today we have the great honour to introduce you to Kate, a delightful Macedonian from the US, our dear blog-friend and the author of the wonderful delicious blog diethood. Kate is our guest today, with a recipe for a fabulous chocolate pie with almond paste crust (this sounds like a fantastic dessert for Easter lunch and we'll be making it in no time!). In the food blog world, Kate is our first blog-friend, whom we learn and are inspired from. We are so happy that she is our first guest poster. Since discovering diethood, we've been in awe of her blog and the skills and recipes she shares, and we are excited to be able to tell our readers about Kate and her blog. We hope you like it as much as we do ! Visit her blog and discover all the amazing recipes and creations there ! Welcome Kate and thank you for being our guest !


Денеска имаме голема чест да ви ја претставиме Кате, Македонка од Америка, наша блог-пријателка и авторка на прекрасниот вкусен блог diethood. Таа денес ни е гостинка на блогот, со рецепт за фантастична пита со чоколадо со тесто од мелени бадеми (одличен рецепт за десерт за Велигденски ручек - ние обавезно ќе ја пробабме !). Во светотот на блоговите за рецепти и храна, Кате ни е првата пријателка, од која учиме и постојано се инспирираме. Затоа сме многу среќни што таа ни е и прва гостинка на блогот. Од кога го откирвме diethood и завидуваме на неверојатниот блог и вештините и рецептите кои ги споделува и многу ни е мило што сега можеме за неа и нејзиниот блог да им кажеме на нашите читатели. На нејзиниот блог ќе откриете многу фантастични рецепти и јадења! Се надеваме ќе ви се допадне колку и нам ! Добредојде Кате и благодариме за гостувањето !


I am so thrilled to be a guest here at Sitno Seckano because from the moment that I opened up their blog, I fell in LOVE! All my favorite, authentic Macedonian food in one place – I was ecstatic! As I searched through their wonderful site, I found American classics, Italian treats, and other delicious gems from all over the world. Needless to say, I was very impressed. What was more impressive is that they are so down to earth. When I invited the team of Sitno Seckano to guest post for me at Diethood, they jumped at the opportunity, and that just made me incredibly happy. And now, here I am guest posting for them – it truly is an honor. Thank you, Maja, Bojana, and Daniel, for allowing me to guest post on your fantastic blog.

I have prepared for you an incredible Chocolate Pie that will probably become a staple at your house once you give it a try. It is incredibly easy, amazingly delicious, and it will be gone in one sitting.

!Warning! Make sure you have some people over to share this with because you might end up eating the entire thing all by yourself.

Chocolate Pie with Almond Paste Crust
(inspired by Two Fat Ladies)

You will need:

For the Crust:
6 ounces ground almonds (170 gr)
1 egg white, room temperature
2 ounces sugar (56 gr)

For the Pie Filling:
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (230 gr)
1 cup heavy cream

For the Top:
handful of toasted almonds

Directions:

For the Crust
Mix ground almonds,egg white and sugar into a thick paste and knead it into a ball. Roll out into a round on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Let it stand for at least half an hour, uncovered.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, or 180 C. In the meantime prepare the chocolate filling, which is actually chocolate ganache. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir the chocolate until melted. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir chocolate mixture gently with a whisk until completely smooth. Let chocolate mixture stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally. This will make a pourable glaze. Place the rested pastry in a pie plate and cover with foil; bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


Check on it once in a while to avoid scorching. Take it out and leave to cool. Once it has completely cooled, pour in the chocolate filling. Leave in the refrigerator to set.


When firm, decorate with toasted almonds. Keep refrigerated.




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15 comments:

Evan @swEEts said...

What a delicious looking pie! I'll dig into anything chocolate :)

Lizzy said...

I'd love a big slice now! What a delectable pie.

Thanks, Kate, for sharing this wonderful blog with me :)

Mateja ^_^ said...

Wonderful post! It is so nice to have friends, it feels like home away from home! Thank you for sharing, pie looks divine :)

Sandra said...

Yummy yum! I love this kind of pie, and photos are so beautiful!
Thank you girls for sharing your wonderful guest and one of my personal favorites as well!
Have a wonderful Day!!!

Chef Dennis said...

what a wonderful pie, Kate you outdid yourself with this delicious creation!
thanks for sharing it with us today
Dennis

Sandra said...

You don't find too many really good chocolate pies. Yours fits the bill. So Happy you had a chance to share this.

Happy When Not Hungry said...

This looks delicious! Great guest post Kate!

Maggie @ Vittles and Bits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the combination of flavors!

Krissy said...

Love this. What a gorgeous pie. The almond crust is such a nice compliment to that chocolate cream. I will definitely be making this one. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog with us.

Kate@Diethood.com said...

Thanks everyone!! I am so glad that you like my yummy pie!

I made it again today and hubz is working on it as we speak. :)

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

It looks so good! I wish I had some now :) Kate send a slice over, if there is any leftovers LOL :D

Becky said...

Who doesn't love chocolate pie and this one is gorgeous, especially with the almonds on top. Lovely presentation, Kate.

Mina @ Angellove's Cooking said...

Great job, girls - the pie is awesome!!!

Kate, you are brilliant as always and I am sso happy to see you as a guest over here - I am able to visit all you my dear friends all at once :)

A little bit of everything said...

I love Kate's blog and this pie sounds great. Wonderful photos as usual.
hope you'll have a wonderful day

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Wonderful recipe, Kate and thanks again for introducing us to Sitno Seckano and their delicious and fascinating foods!