Okay, I did cheat with the pie filling. This is simply your instant chocolate pudding filling that you add milk to and whisk! I'm so impatient! Lol! I can't be stirring hot chocolate pudding over a hot stove in 90 degree weather! Could you? So yes, I cheated but the end result was still the same...CHOCOLATE!
Pie Crust (Plain pastry) (courtesy of Farmer's Wife Cookbook)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. butter/lard
3 or 4 tbsp. ice cold water
Add salt to flour and cut in shortening with a dough blender, sharp-tined fork, or finger tips, until pieces are size of small peas. Add a little water at a time, mixing with a fork lightly until it can be shaped into a ball. Divide dough and roll out 1 crust at a time. Avoid over handling the dough either in mixing it or in rolling out the crust. Work quickly, especially in warm weather so that fat doesn't melt. To bake single crusts, lay in pie tine quite loosely and prick well over bottom or fit over the bottom of an inverted tin. Bake in a hot oven at 450 degrees about 15-18 minutes (check periodically...until edges are browned).
Also! If you haven't already noticed I have a new background to add to my library of backgrounds! I won this from my wonderful friend (and personal graphic artist) Marzel from The Play of Light and Shadow. She is oh so talented so if you ever want a personal background, just ask her...and her rates are so reasonable! Thanks, Marzel!!
Hope you all had a nice weekend! I did!