September 17, 2010

The Fumbling Little Chocolate Pie


The late afternoon hours are the guilt hours that haunt Rim to succumb herself in the world of junk foods. Everyday, walking & jogging for 2 miles, shedding 300 calories a day, becomes futile for this irrepressible habit. She calls it the ghostly hours which bewitch her to do the guilt. Her tongue starts to tickle, her belly starts to rumble and her limbs hypnotically draw her to the sneak picks to collect the chocolates or the chips which are hidden in some secret chambers away from her daughter's eyes. Her mind never supports this act, rather it will keep on counseling showing all the negative approaches with a long speech about' loosing weight is not a simple job'. But none can stop this gaga moment when she feels like tasting the heaven and enjoying the most serene hours of her life. Each bite to a chip, the munching sound, start to play the rhythm of happiness in her heart. She feels the childhood again, the stealthy attitude to steal something from her mother's kitchen. Now she is playing this kind of hide and seek with her daughter. She never makes any sound to wake her daughter up and destroy this happy hour when she gets only a chance to delve in the world of obstinacy, doing something totally unacceptable to some savvy culture who believe in beauty of a woman lies in her perfect chassis.

This was one in those ghostly hours she gave birth of the gooey creamy chocolate pie. When at the prime time no chips or chocolates were found, the chocolate pie from the movie Julie and Julia suddenly came in her mind and tried to strangle her. The delirium made her all most mad unless and until she made a so called chocolate pie to aplomb the crazy hours. She dug up her refrigerator and treasured a half pint of cream, a left over crumble cream cheese, from the shelf she rescued the chocolate morsels to ultimately free them. She made the chocolate filling and pour it in a pie crust. Proud she was quite in a transition when she first tasted the umber filling. It’s the best chocolaty chocolate repletion that she ever tasted in her life. The moment got frozen, the world stopped moving. It's only she and the pie who were propelled in smacking. She never thought that she would ever fall in love with this moment, with this taste. She never thought that the chocolate pie will give her the amorous feeling to feel the youth again.


She closed her eyes and she became Julie Powell of Julie & Julia suddenly, who was busy in making a chocolate Pie and searching for the pacification in it to get rid of the tension of a dissatisfied job. Then Her husband would come and give a pat for her creative culinary creation. Rim doesn't have a job. For the last couple of months she got tired in search of a job. So she can't grumble on that rather she has an excuse to show her discontentment for the unemployed state.

But she didn't want to spoil this rattling moment when the chocolate pie was working as a psychoactive drug and giving her the intense pleasure of reaching the utopia. She giggled in her mind as she thought that she had become a chocoholic and going to the doctor to get treated.
She suddenly heard a sound. And her heart started to beat fast.
Was her daughter woke up from her noon time siesta?
Her heart sank down for a moment. She wanted to enjoy this moment more for sometime. Her disheartened soul stalked to her daughter's room. She jumped with joy. No her daughter was still in a deep sleep. Her heart melted down in love seeing the innocent face, a face in peace and totally unaware of what was happening around. She showered a bucket of kisses from a distance to her daughter and then tiptoed back to the kitchen.


Now it was the time to give a final look to the chocolate pie. The filling she made that only covered half of the crust. Rim got baffled in thought how to fill the empty space of the crust. She started to search her kitchen to find an accompaniment for her chocolate pie. Her hand suddenly bumped with a packet of Britannia Thin Arrowroot biscuit. She hated this biscuit through out her life, till now Rim hated that 'dry', 'less sweet', 'no taste' biscuits form the bottom of her heart.
Then why were the packet hanging around her pantry??
In her first visit to the Indian store in this extraneous land she collected all the Indian labeled food as a souvenir. This packet also came along with those. She bought it, pushed it in a suffocating dark corner to decompose. But every time whom we neglect too much they rescue us in our most low time.
'Ting'-The thin arrowroot biscuit packet lighted an idea in her mind. She grinded half of the packet of the biscuits and spread a bed of biscuit crumbs on the empty space of the pie. Her favorite bottle of chocolate syrup also didn't hesitate to empty itself in designing a clunky topping on the pie. An enchanted smile started to spread in her face and a jolted sensation started to run in her vein, in her blood. She put it in the Refrigerator to set.
Her greedy soul was not in a mood to wait for any more so she cut a small piece of the chocolate pie and relaxed herself on the chair. She took the first bite . She felt a luscious commingled taste of a tangy-sweetness of the chocolate filling, the crispy crust and a tasteless powdery puff of the biscuit crumb. Rim closed her eyes. She saw her mother, 10 years back, requesting Rim to have thin arrowroot  biscuits as the grocery was pending and only the biscuits were there to calm the hungry tide. And Rim in full of rejection showing her mother to get tortured by finding some other way to feed her. She felt her throat was choking and tears started to well up in her eyes. She took the second bite. She felt like she was at home with her parents. She was cuddling in her mother's arms. An intense happiness fluxed through her body. She never knew that the fumbling little chocolate pie would turned those ghostly hours in an enlivened flavor. She never knew that a silly little crazy desire would show her the spirits of life.
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This is off to Of Chalks And Chopsticks event hosted by Padmaja and started by Aqua,
and
Spotlight : baking without oven, hosted by Indrani.

Dear readers, please do let me know how you like the story. Honest opinions are very much welcome. I really need your frank and true feedbacks. All characters mentioned in the story are fictitious, unless and until mentioned. And of course don't forget to let me know how you like the Chocolate pie too. This is very easy to make and the taste is too good.  Now enjoy the recipe below:
 

 

Ingredients: 
Instant Pie Crust- 1
Chocolate Morsels- 1 cup
Light Cream- ½ cup
Cream Cheese- 2 table spoon full (room temperature)
Sugar- as per taste
Thin Arrowroot Biscuit- 12-14
Chocolate Syrup (optional)- For topping
Method:-

1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1mnt. Pls keep on checking in between so that it should not get burnt. You can also use a double boiler instead.
2. Add the cream and fold nicely.
3. In a separate bowl beat the cream cheese in a smooth paste and then add the chocolate mixture in it. Taste the mixture, if you want to add more sweetness to it, then add a couple of spoons of sugar more.
4. Pour the mixture to the pie crust.
5. Grind the biscuits in crumbs and then pour on the pie. Spread the crumbs evenly to make soft puffy bed on the top of the creamy chocolate layer.
6. You can add some chocolate syrup on the top to add more chocolaty flavour and make it more attractive.
7. Set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Then cut it and enjoy as a tea time snack or a perfect dessert at the dinner table.






46 comments:

sinfullyspicy said...

very yummy looking pie Kamalika...tempting clicks!!

sinfullyspicy said...

Sorry forgot before...
Quite an intense post.Enjoyed it immensly!!

Silence Sings said...

Thanks tanvi, gald to know that you liked it.....

Santosh Bangar said...

hi
first time here wonderful spaqce pie is tempting and childern likes it vry much. nice pic.

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

Absolutely loved this post..Your write-ups are always so wonderful to read...Great job on the pie too !!

Best Regards
Sulagna
http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

Indie.Tea said...

I really like your story...and the cake looks unbelievably delicious!

Silence Sings said...

@Santosh, thanks for visiting my blog...pls do visit again...

@Sulagna & Indie.Tea, I am too glad to know that you both liked the write up....I am really crossing my fingers to know how my readers are taking it.....Thanks for the feedback....

Angie's Recipes said...

The chocolate pie looks fabulous!

MaryMoh said...

Lovely story and lovely chocolate pie. I have always wanted to make a chocolate but somehow have not done it. Maybe I'm looking too much at my waiste line...haha

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely write up Kamalika..pl keep it up!!:)
One short note:
I'm facing a problem with blogger.None of my followers/readers are able to see any updates from my blog :(..Any help/advice/suggestion(s) are welcome. Hope to hear from you!

Have a great weekend:)

Warm regards
Sanghamitra.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Kamalika

Your stories are as wonderful as your Chocolate Pie. What a series of conflicts going on between the heart and mind of the Mother. Finally Chocolate Pie recipe ta ek kothai PHATAPHATI hoyeche.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Uma said...

tempting pie..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful presentation and looks yum dear..

Sayantani said...

khub sundor likhechis Kamalika. 30 er epashe ese ajkal bodhay sabari amon moner sathe jibher juddho lage. last week amio amar jiboner prothom choco pie baniechilam...banatota akta itihas. tor ta darun hoeche.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Kamalika
Wonderful writing, I enjoyed reading it.
The cake is just too good, and the picture.I feel like eating. But I am off baking and cant try to make it:-(
Bhalo theko

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Kamalika
Wonderful writing, I enjoyed reading it.
The cake is just too good, and the picture.I feel like eating. But I am off baking and cant try to make it:-(
Bhalo theko

Biren said...

Looks like a lovely and tasty pie. Have a great weekend!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pie love the idea of the cookie and chocolate topping

aipi said...

I have one word for your pie. EXCELLENT!!

US Masala

Cooking Gallery said...

Those look so sinfully delicious and gorgeous...!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow beautiful pics kamalika, looks so tempting , would love to have these yummy chocolate pie...

An Open Book said...

Looks incredibly decadent..love the pics

Babli said...

Basa machh Australia te khub popular r ekdom gondho nei. Khete khub bhalo and it is boneless.
Chocolate pie ta darun hoyechhe. Dekhei to amar khete ichhe korchhe. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

Fathima said...

sinfully delicious .... awesome clicks!

Priya said...

Absolutely divine and cute looking chocolate pie, yumm!

Indrani said...

If you want my honest opinion, the story was absolutely mind-blowing, I thoroughly enjoyed it..the pie looks so tempting, and so easy to make, send it to my event, baking without oven, link : http://riappyayan.blogspot.com/2010/09/announcing-spotlight-baking-without.html
and tomar pics to sab samay asadharon hoy, no doubt about it..in one word, lovely post

Satrupa said...

Dear Kamalika,

Thanks much for dropping by ..... I was excited to see the first comment. Honestly not many read such write ups :-) . Appreciate your gesture from the core of my heart. Remember how Julie jumped up with excitement seeing the first comment ... he he. I was in a similar state .....
You have a wonderful space n your write up is super duper lovely. I am sure you would have got many such remarks before.
Oops I forgot about the pie ..... he he, the clicks look sexy and the pie is a stealer.

Cheers n Happy Blogging,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Satrupa said...

Dear Kamalika,

Thanks much for dropping by ..... I was excited to see the first comment. Honestly not many read such write ups :-) . Appreciate your gesture from the core of my heart. Remember how Julie jumped up with excitement seeing the first comment ... he he. I was in a similar state .....
You have a wonderful space n your write up is super duper lovely. I am sure you would have got many such remarks before.
Oops I forgot about the pie ..... he he, the clicks look sexy and the pie is a stealer.

Cheers n Happy Blogging,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Nithu said...

Lovely recipe. Nice pictures.

Gouri Guha said...

Kamalika, lekhata khoob bhalo hoyeche, enjoy korlam pore. chocolate pie...ki aar bolbo...dekhe e khete icche korche.

whyte said...

Ooooo, I see I will have some wonderful time ahead spent reading through your blog! The pie looks and sound delectible, and love your love of words!

Mary said...

I loved your story almost as much as your pie :-). I love to visit here. You always have something new to offer. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Swathi said...

Nice story Kamalika. Chocolate pie looks awesome. Nice clicks too. I don't know how to put more in words.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful post...njoyed reading each and every line..you have a way with your words...great job madam!!!
pics looks cool and yummy!!!

Ashley Sisk said...

That looks way to tastefully delicious. Yum.

Satya said...

wow what a tempting chocolate pie ...clicks too

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Silence Sings said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments...Gald that you all liked it....

Aparna S Mallya said...

OMG, I'm completely taken over by that pie!!

Bong Mom said...

Kamalika

Khub sundor lekha hoyeche. Ami jodio Thin Arrowroot bhalobashi , Rim er dilemma te bujhte parchilam :)

Pie ta o asadhoron

Rookie Qookie said...

Awesome write-up..I wud say u shud also start working on some book-writing..I loved ur humour and underlined sarcasm...gr8 read n resipe :)

San said...

Wow tatz an enjoyable story with a succulent pie kamalika .

Sharmilee! :) said...

All ur clicks make me crave for some now...looks so yum

PJ said...

Enjoyed reading your story Kamalika.I could almost see rim standing there in the kitchen!!!Your clocks are Awesome!Thanks for sending them across to the event :)

GB said...

Kamalika,

Glad to have "met" you. I loved browsing your blog! Which brings me to this recipe and story. I need to know, have you been sitting in my kitchen , watching me stuff chocolate down my face? This story could have been written for me. :)

uncanny!

foodiliciousnan said...

Lovely write up Kamalika! Am sure a lot of us can relate to thosestolen moments with chocolate!!! And oh! The pie looks downright gorgeous

Silence Sings said...

@foodiliciousnan, Thanks for visiting the blog and for the lovely comment......