The Valentine's Day post

Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy Valentine's Day, friends!

What's on your agenda for this day of love?

(And please, spare me the "expressions of love shouldn't be limited to one time a year" and "Valentine's Day is a consumerist holiday manufactured by the devil" comments. It's a fun. It doesn't hurt anyone. And any day that makes it almost mandatory to eat chocolate could never be bad.)

Speaking of chocolate, the quickest way to my husband's heart is with chocolate injected through an IV drip, but since I don't particularly care for needles, he's going to have to eat his chocolate with his mouth ... just like everybody else.

I would like to introduce you to my Bailey's Salted Caramel Chocolate pie:


And in case you can't fully appreciate just how light and fluffy that chocolate filling is, take a gander at the batter:


I'm actually glad Clayton wasn't home while I made the pie because I am almost positive we'd end up fighting to the death for a chance to lick the bowl—it was THAT good. Bailey's infused whipped cream is just enough to make you lose your damn mind.

The original recipe called for a chocolate crust, but our grocery store only carried the pre-made graham cracker variety. I tossed a bag of Oreo's into my cart and had every intention of just baking my own cookie crust, but by the time I made my way to the check-out line, I decided I was just too tired and couldn't tolerate the obnoxiously loud sound of my food processor. So I put the Oreo's back and grabbed the graham cracker crust (all the while worrying that Clayton was going to be disappointed. He's not. I don't think he even noticed that this pie has a crust).

AND NOW WE HAVE ALL OF THIS BAILEY'S IRISH CREME LEFT. WHAT IS A GIRL TO DO!????

First world problems, I have them.

If you want to make your own Bailey's Salted Caramel Chocolate pie, here's all you need:

From Amy Johnson @ She Wears Many Hats
Serves: Makes 8-10 servings.

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 fluid ounces (4 tablespoons) Baileys® with a hint of Caramel
  • 1 chocolate cookie pie crust
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling
  • Optional for garnishing: shaved chocolate, caramel sauce for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips according to package directions.
  2. Let cool slightly.
  3. Whip cream and sugar.
  4. When soft peaks begin to form, gradually add Baileys with a hint of Caramel.
  5. Gently mix in the melted chocolate.
  6. Spread mixture into pie crust and sprinkle top with coarse salt.
  7. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  8. *Substitute other Baileys flavors to create different versions.
  9. This recipe contains no more than 0.6 fl. oz. of alcohol per serving.

I checked my pie in the refrigerator this morning and it is firm and ready to rock (giggity)! We can't wait to dive in! But we still have to wait awhile because we're hitting up a movie and then sharing our traditional heart-shaped pizza  from Mother Bear's Pizza first.

And I'm pretty sure I spotted my favorite champagne in the fridge, too. :)

Have a great weekend!



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1 comments

  1. That pie looks delicious! I think I'm going to have to add a few things to my grocery list so I can try it.

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