I get my love of baking from my grandmother, I think. She once owned a small bakery run from her home and even into her 70's baked pounds and pounds of cookies at Christmas.
French Silk Pie is a favorite around here for those who don't like or cannot eat the fruit pies; it is simply chocolate deliciousness. It does contain raw eggs, so if you are one who will not eat them, you may want to look for something like a chocolate mousse pie.
I pie 2 pies
1 c. butter 2 cups butter
1 ¼ c. sugar 2 ½ cups sugar
4 sq. chocolate 8 squares chocolate
4 eggs 8 eggs
2 t. vanilla 4 t. vanilla
9 “ pie shell 2 pie shells
I use store-bought graham cracker crusts for these pies. It can be made with a pre-baked, traditional crust.
Melt chocolate. Allow to cool.
In mixer bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar, creaming until light.
Blend in chocolate and vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating 3 minutes after each addition, on medium speed of electric mixer. (1 minute on a Kitchen Aid)
Turn into pie shell.
Chill several hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired.