I decided to beat being "iced" in last week by doing two things (among others like chasing The Sheriff around with a camera): cleaning the icebox and making homemade chocolate pudding pie. Yes, my friends, even the pudding. There was no J-E-L-L-O to be found within those cookie crust walls.
First, let's take a look in the icebox. There is no "before" picture. That might be too embarrassing. We aren't that close yet, blog readers. Who am I kidding? Only my best friends subject themselves to reading this. I think it's mostly for the pics of the kiddo anyway.
But take a look at the after.
Nevermind, feast your eyes on it and the recipe below.
Cowboy has noted that this is the best dessert of mine that he's ever eaten. This might have been the best thing I ever made--savory dishes included. And, well there's something about pudding that makes you think healthy, right? If you want to keep believing that, don't look at the recipe and simply request that I make this for you.
I love Ezra Pound Cake, and so should you. Not only is the name of the blog deliciously clever, but the recipes are fantastic! I always get a smile when I see a new post on my Google Reader.
Back to the pudding. It's time for your close up dear.
I'm not posting the entire thing here. Click over to EPC to get your baking on. I just have to add that it was well worth it to make a homemade cookie crust instead of buying on. Thank you HEB for not carrying them or making them so difficult to find that I chose to make my own. Shaving the chocolate wasn't so hard. I didn't waste time microwaving it to make "curls" though. And I even managed not to eat any of the chocolate while shaving. This will be a perfect Valentine's dessert to surprise your loved ones. Our pie is gone after this week. There is a slight possibility that another will be made before Monday. The Chocolate Pudding Fairy is much loved in this house.