I watch a lot of TV cookery shows. It's quite strange for me, as I'm not known for my culinary risk taking and people even say that I like my food with less excitement than Ned Flanders has with his bread. Regardless, I do enjoy watching people cook food.
One of my favourite TV cook duos, The Hairy Bikers (expect a blog entry about them at some point in the future) have been doing a 'Mums Know Best' tour recently, where people visit and share their family recipes with the nation, and they've built a nice collection of recipes from all corners of the country.
One such recipe had me hooked the moment I saw it.
Yes, it's a cake, and it's also a pie. It's a cake that IS a pie.
I'll post the recipe here too, but here are the images of the Cake Pie.
And now the recipe. This is the exact recipe as per the Mums Know Best
Pip’s Chocolate Cake Pie
- 8 oz plain flour
- 4 oz cubed butter
- 4-5 tbsp cold water
- pinch salt
Fudce Note - The recipe doesn't actually say to do this, but it's a good idea to make the pastry first and put it in the fridge while you make the filling. To make the pastry, mix the four pastry ingredients together until you have a good ball of pastry.
- 100g butter
- 15g caster sugar
- 75g brown or Muscavado sugar
- 125g plain or milk chocolate
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100g plain flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
Melt butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, chocolate and syrup in a pan until smooth.
Remove from the heat.
Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk until frothy.
Add eggs, vanilla, flour, and cocoa powder to the mixture and stir thoroughly.
Roll out just over half the pastry and line a 8” baking tin.
Pour the mixture into the case. Roll the remaining pastry and lay over the top. Use scraps of pastry for decoration.
Pinch the edges of the pie together. Make a small hole in the middle of the lid.
Lightly brush with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake at gas mark 4 (180ºC) for 40-50 minutes.
Fudce note: The pastry on my pie was very crispy, and the brownie inside was very firm but achingly moist. I'd recommend small slices and serve with a glass of milk. Be sure to leave to go cold before serving.
The full list of recipes from the "Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best" series can be found on the BBC Mums Knows Best website