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
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.