Thursday, 14 February 2013

Strawberry Mud Pie

Happy Valentine's day to you!!

For me Valentine's day is all about cooking something special for my husband and daughter.
Today I made this strawberry mud pie which does not require any baking.
This dish is inspired from one of the pie's made my Nigella on some TV show, ofcourse I have used my own ingredients to make something which we like.

For the mud base of the pie:
bourbon biscuits - 300 gms
Butter - 50 gms
Dark chocolate - 50 gms
For the strawberry layer of the pie:
Milk - 125 ml
mini marshmallows - 75 gms (if you dont have marshmallows you can use 40 gms custard powder)
Strawberry puree - 75 gms
Heavy cream - 375 ml
For the toppings:
Strawberries - 5 to 10
Whipping cream (Optional)

Crush the bourbon biscuits, butter and dark chocolate using a blender.
 Now fill 2 pie tins with mixture.
Fill up well, so that all the edges too are filled.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, heat the milk along with the mini marshmallows in it, till marshmallows are melted.
If you are using custard powder, dissolve the custard powder in 4 tbsps of milk and then add so that so lumps are formed.
Mix well.
Now allow to cool for 10 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk the cream well, add the strawberry puree and the milk marshmallows mixture and mix well.
Now remove the pie tin with the chocolate layer, and top it with the pink mixture of strawberry, cream, milk and marshmallows.
Garnish the top with fresh strawberries.
Chill in the refrigerator for atleast 2 hours.
Remove the pie from the tin, cut into slices and serve.

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