The pink top is in honour of the marshmallows!Inspired by this adorable Wrigley's advertisement from the 50's, today I made my very own S'Marvelous S'Marshmallow Pie! (The "S's" are because I'm cooking it!)
First up I had to change the measurements to Australian metric ones. So...
- 450 grams Marshmallows (I always thought it was Marshmellows but Wikipedia has proven me wrong!)
- 3/4 American cup of milk (Now, since I have a measuring cup with both metric and imperial, I didn't have to change this measurement. If you are making it at home, just be aware that mertic cups are 250ml and American ones are 240ml, so there is a bit of a difference.)
- 500 mls of cream (It actually translated to 560mls but I rounded down!)
- 100 grams dark chocolate (I was estimating for this part, as I'm not sure how "5 squares" translated to today's sizes. I used 70% cocoa because you need a bit of bitterness)
- Bake a pie crust (or use a store-bought one)
- In double boiler, melt marshmellows and milk. When smooth, mix in chocolate until melted.
- Whip cream, fold in mixture, pour in shell.
Also, though I haven't tried my finished product I can state that it is very very sweet! Even when using the bitterest chocolate I could find. I think next time I'd like to try and even darker chocolate, and a crust with less sugar. Next time I make it I think I'll use less marshmallows and substitute with some even darker chocolate... Maybe even mix in some berries for freshness.
Alternatively, I think this recipe would be great to use as a base for a Rocky-Road pie! I'm thinking you could add some crushed peanuts to the crust (The salt and savoury might even counteract the sweet) and top with fresh or glacé cherries!
Skirt - Glassons
Top - S.E.S.
Apron - market in Port Stephens
Scarf worn as bow - Myer, Princess Highway
It's very important the chef checks the freshness of all the ingredients used!
My pie crust (turned out okay except for that air-bubble!)
If you've ever wondered what melted marshmallows look like...I had extra pie crust so I made some small ones, here's one I prepared earlier...
S'mini S'marvelous S'marshmallow pie! (with a tight nibble taken out of it)
And with a slightly bigger nibble!
I am yet to try the final "big" S'marshmallow pie yet as it's still chilling in the fridge (I'll update later with photos), but I think this recipe was a moderate sucess with room for more tasty improvements! I look forward to experimenting further! Thanks for reading,