Mississippi Mud Pie`

Ingredients:

200g/7oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

Pinch of Salt

125g/4oz Butter

1 Egg

Cold Water

Filling:

75g/3oz Plain Chocolate

4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder

125g/4oz Butter (softened)

225g/8oz Light Brown Sugar

3 Eggs

150ml Fresh Cream

To Decorate :

100ml Fresh Cream

Method:  

  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter
  2. Add the egg and sufficient water to make a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes approx.
  3. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll out pastry. Use to line a 9”/23cm flan tin. Chill again.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the cocoa and 25g/1oz of the butter over hot water.
  5. Cream remaining butter with the sugar until light.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the cream and chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour into the pastry case.
  8. Place on a preheated baking sheet. Bake at 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 for 45 minutes approx.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on a wire tray.
  10. To finish, decorate with whipped cream and grated chocolate.