Labor Day weekend is class reunion weekend round my hometown. I’ve been trying by some outdated photos and keepsakes occupied with my classmates. I got here throughout somewhat cookbook our third grade class made with our instructor, Mrs. Jones. Recipes have been submitted by the scholars’ moms. The pages have been then mimeographed and lower out in coronary heart shapes. We gave the cookbooks to our mothers for Valentine’s Day.
It was enjoyable to see all of the “mid-century” recipes. There have been a number of truffles, together with one from my mom, who was an awesome cake maker. She made truffles for many individuals in our city. I bear in mind the yr she made a number of truffles to enter into the county truthful. She gained sufficient prize cash to purchase a brand new mixer! Mike’s mom had a recipe for “Our Favourite Bread,” which I do know she made for years. Mrs. Frank, whose household was from Germany, shared her recipe for “Elieen — Lebkuchen.” Jimmy Peters’ mother put in her recipe for “Scorching Milk Cake.” Sharon Cordells’ mother shared her recipe for “Plain Cake.” I appreciated Gary Arnett’s mother’s recipe for “Cheeseburger Loaf,” which layers floor beef and cheese and potatoes. However the one I made a decision to make to commemorate reunion weekend was “Shock Pie” from our pal Joe McDaniel’s mom. I believe Joe was the primary individual in our class to die after we graduated. He served within the navy throughout Vietnam, and never lengthy after he returned dwelling, he was killed in a automotive accident. I’ve been occupied with Joe and all of our veterans this week, and the entire good folks we misplaced on 9/11.
Shock Custard Pie
The grated chocolate types a shock layer of chocolate sauce between custard and meringue. Not a hint of the grated chocolate stays within the custard; all of it rises to type the sauce layer.
1- 9-inch unbaked pie crust
Mix in a mixing bowl with fork:
1 unbeaten egg
3 unbeaten egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add step by step:
1 3/4 cup scalded milk, cooled
Combine properly. Add and DO NOT STIR:
2 ounces grated semi-sweet chocolate. DO NOT STIR.
Rigorously pour combination into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in sizzling oven at 425 levels for 10 minutes, then at 350 levels for 20 to 25 minutes till barely agency.
Take away from oven and prime with meringue, sealing to fringe of crust.
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
5 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (elective)
Combine cream of tartar and sugar collectively and put aside.
In a clear bowl, place the egg whites and vanilla and beat with electrical mixer on low for 1 minute. Enhance velocity to medium and beat till you see smooth peaks. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar combination and proceed to beat on medium. Flip mixer to excessive and add the rest of sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time till stiff peaks are fashioned. With versatile rubber spatula, flippantly spoon meringue onto pie. Be certain that it reaches to edge and there aren’t any gaps. Make peaks and valleys.
Brown in 350 diploma oven for 12 to fifteen minutes. Cool and serve.
Ohio First Woman Fran DeWine is a Cedarville resident, Yellow Springs native and visitor columnist.