The Queen’s Chocolate Perfection Pie
Darren McGrady was royal chef to Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen loves chocolate and especially loved this chocolate flan. You will too!
The Queen’s Chocolate Perfection Pie
Darren McGrady was royal chef to Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen loves chocolate and especially loved this chocolate flan. You will too!
Servings Prep Time
1pie 40minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Servings Prep Time
1pie 40minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Ingredients
For the Pastry
For the filling
Instructions
Prepare the Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare the pastry shell. In a large bowl add the flour and sugar and rub in the butter to resemble fine crumbs. Add the egg yolk and cream and form the paste into a ball. Roll out the pastry and line a 9-inch flan ring, then part bake the flan for 15 minutes.
First Layer
  1. Prepare the filling. Place a mixing bowl over a pan of boiling wate and add 2 eggs, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ cup sugar, ½ tsp vinegar and the salt.
  2. Whisk until the mixture starts to foam and then remove the bowl from the top of the pan to a cool surface. Continue whisking until the mixture reaches the ribbon stage.
  3. Pour onto the base of the flan and return to the oven until the filling has risen and is firm to the touch — about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to allow the filling to sink back into the shell. This is the first layer of the flan.
Second Layer
  1. Melt the 6 ounces of dark chocolate and add the water and egg yolks. Whisk until combined. Spoon half of the chocolate mix over the top of the sunken filling and return the flan to the oven for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and allow the flan to cool completely.
Third Layer
  1. Beat the cream and cinnamon until stiff and carefully spread half of the mix into the flan. This is the third layer.
Fourth Layer
  1. Sprinkle on the grated white chocolate and dark chocolate in decorate manner. Refrigerate until set — about 1 hour.
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