Thursday Recipe – German Chocolate Pie by Magnolia Belle

April 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

Magnolia Belle is another great author I’ve met on BestsellerBound. She shares a fun recipe and the story behind it.

“My first book, “Black Wolf: Lakota Man” also meant my first editor. She lived in Connecticut and I in Texas. The book is modern day adventure/romance about four Lakota Sioux brothers who form a rock band in Austin. In the book, there is a scene involving the youngest brother’s birthday. His favorite cake is German chocolate. The editor, not knowing that cake, insisted that I send the character to Germany to learn of the recipe. I had to explain that the cake was invented by an American with the last name of German.

Then she wanted me to use an authentic Lakota dessert for a birthday meal. Again, I had to explain that the Lakota, and all North American tribes, didn’t have sugar and typical desserts until Europeans came over. I didn’t think pemmican (lard with smashed berries) would be too appealing. I laugh about it now. At the time, I just had to shake my head.

While this recipe is German chocolate pie, not cake, it’s a tasty treat, good enough for anyone wherever they’re from!”

my website: www.blackwolfbooks.com
my smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MagnoliaBelle
my amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Magnolia-Belle/e/B001U4SZR0/ref=sr_tc_img_2_0?qid=1286083020&sr=1-2-ent

German Chocolate Pie

Mix in a separate bowl and set aside:
3/4 c. sugar, 1/2 c. flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 c milk

Mix in a separate bowl and set aside:
2 TBS butter, 1 c. coconut, 1/2 c. chopped pecans, 1 tsp vanilla

Beat 3 egg yolks well and set aside

Scald 1-1/2 c. milk. Add 8 oz of German chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted. Add first sugar mixture and stir until thickened.

Add beaten egg yolks and stir on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and add coconut mixture, stirring well.
Cool and pour into a 9″ baked pie shell. Chill and top with sweetened whipped cream.
This is very rich, so small slices do quite well.

Thanks for stopping by, Belle. This sounds absolutely decadent! Mmmm….

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Jaleta Clegg

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