Here is a great old hard to find recipe~
Granny’s Cocoa Chocolate Cream Pie
It’s simple and tasty. This really was a simple desert often used during the 30’s and 40’s.
- ½ c. cocoa
- ¼ cup cornstarch/or arrowroot powder (or ½ c. all purpose flour)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat. Cook until thick, beating it smooth. Cream pies take some time to thicken, so stir… and stir (10-15 min). Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill, add whipped cream if you like Or use the left over egg whites for a meringue topping!