Friday, March 07, 2008
dorothy's chocolate pie
Dorothy made a chocolate pie. Whenever she makes a pie I can usually wait until it cools before having a piece, but with a chocolate pie I like to have it warm. She holds me off until she thinks the filling is set enough to hold together then down come the barricades and I rush to the kitchen counter. I've eaten chocolate pie from the ovens of different cooks and it's always disappointing. Most people simply use chocolate pudding as the filling and that should be against the law. Dorothy makes hers from scratch using real cocoa powder. So, I cut a slice and with the first bite I saw a vision of Quetzalcoatl descending from Paradise with a cocoa tree under his arm. I saw noble Aztec chieftains take huge draughts from goblet after golden goblet of royal dark xocolatl. I saw deep brown rivers of cocoa flowing from the mountains to the valleys, across the seas and over the prairies to Dorothy's kitchen where she baked it into a pie. I had two slices.