For the past month I have been in a blogging slump. My intentions were good, but things just kept getting in the way...family, work, a couple ice storms, even a few technical difficulties...but I'm back and the slump is long gone.
If you too have been trapped in a slump, I'm sure a slice of this very rich and chocolatey pie will help you get your footing. Buttermilk pie is a southern classic. Adding chocolate is a fairly new addition, but it's always good to put a little twist on a classic.
Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tbs vanilla extract
9 inch pie crust
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and position the rack to the center of the oven. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted. Then remove the chocolate from the heat. Add the sugar, flour, and salt. Then add the eggs one at a time and mix until smooth. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Then pour into an unbaked pie crust and bake for 45-50 minutes, just until the center is set. Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired.