Friday, June 30, 2006

The View Mudslinger Chocolate Pie

Can you believe all the fuss? "The View" (a show La Vida Dulce avoided for a very long time) has gotten so much press, all because some chick decided to blab about personnel changes at work. Geesh, get a grip, women. They're slinging the mud right and left, even dragging poor old Larry King into the mess. I haven't seen so many cat claws out and this much fur flying since Penny Lane, our Siamese kitty, and Shadow, our adopted kitty, duked it out for a space on the window ledge. Here's my idea of mudslinging, dig into this no-bake dessert and move on.
Life's too short, have some pie, ladies.

2 ounces BITTERSWEET chocolate (Ghiradelli) broken in pieces
1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk, 14 oz.
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 prepared graham cracker or chocolate pie crust
whipped cream, chocolate shavings for garnish

Place mixer bowl and beater in freezer until ready to whip cream. In a heavy saucepan, melt the bittersweet chocolate and the Eagle Brand together over low heat. Set aside. Place the water in a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand for 1 minute. Stir over low heat just until gelatin dissolves. Combine gelatine and chocolate in the large saucepan, add vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Whip the cream till soft peak stage, do not over beat. Fold in chocolate mixture and spread into crust. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Garnish with additional whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serves 5-6 catty co-hosts.


maltese parakeet said...

less fighting, more pie. now that's a slogan to live by. actually, i think that was the 11th commandment, wasn't it? it just didn't make the list because there was only room for 10 on the tablets. personally, i think they should have left out the graven images one in favor of less fighting, more pie. the world would be a better place.

La Vida Dulce said...

Did you see Conan O'Brian tonight? They showed a "clip" of what it took to get Star out of The View soundstage---they dragged tied a string to a pie and dragged it across the floor, her big manicured hands reaching out to grab it! Yeah, less fighting, more pie.

mooncrazy said...

Clever Dulce, real clever.

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

La Vida Dulce said...

Of course, leave it to my Italian ancestors to bring a chocolate shop to the Swiss!