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french chocolate silk pie.

kevin Jan 23, 2012 06:12 PM

French Chocolate Silk Pie, with chantilly cream


  1. toitoi Jan 28, 2012 01:55 PM

    When I baked tarts as a hobby, selling them to shops and restaurants, Peter Dennis, a shop at the time on Larchmont, bought them continually from me, Often he special order a chocolate French silk for actor Joseph Cotton and his wife, Patricia Medina, who served them to Greta Garbo.

    Coral Browne bought one as a birthday surprise for Vincent Price, her husband.

    My pate brisee crust was as thin as I could roll it.

    1. orythedog Jan 26, 2012 03:19 PM

      Coles downtown...they call it chocolate cream pie, but believe me, it is bitter sweet, oreo crust, and blows MC's version out of the water

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        kevin Jan 26, 2012 03:54 PM

        Oh, yeah, I tried the Cole's choc cream pie, but was not impressed at all, the whipped cream was not good, and the chocolate filling was barely ok. in fact, there sandwiches aren't even as good as phillipe's but the plus here is that...

        since the changeover, they sure make a great batch of classic cocktails. and that's really where it's at at this joint.

        1. re: kevin
          AAQjr Jan 26, 2012 11:28 PM

          Kevin , You are right on point with that statement! Very good bartenders with boring food.

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        chowchow12345678 Jan 24, 2012 12:35 PM

        Marie Callendar's makes a good one with an Oreo crust! I guess I don't care that it's a chain, as long as it's yummy.

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        1. re: chowchow12345678
          happybaker Jan 26, 2012 08:21 PM

          I'm guessing you could call MC and request a French Silk Pie with a regular crust, not oreo.

          And then all would be right with the world!

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          happybaker Jan 23, 2012 08:05 PM

          Oh my gosh - I have not thought of that pie in AGES. We used to get it (when I lived in the midwest) at Bakers Square. I think you can get it at Marie Callenders out here.

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            JAB Jan 24, 2012 12:11 PM

            I used to get it at the Bakers Square in Lake Forest, CA. Now, it's a Denny's. :>(

            1. re: JAB
              kevin Jan 24, 2012 12:22 PM

              So nowhere in these parts???

              If you happened to have any other recs that would be great.

              I think there's a Baker's Square in Oxnard, no clue if it's still there.

              But I was also looking more towards a non-chain joint.

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