Saturday, June 13, 2020


Yes, I am yelling. Yes, I finally made my absolute favorite summer dessert that my Mom always made. Chocolate Cream Pie. My Mom would pre-bake a pie crust and I would hope that she would fill it with her homemade pudding and then top it with whipped cream.

As much as I loved this pie I had never made it. Until now. I found this recipe on the blog written by someone that I wished was my next-door neighbor. What's Cookin Italian Style Classic Chocolate Cream Pie. I followed the recipe for the pudding and the pie. Honestly, this was quite good.

I used my usual pie crust recipe and the What's Cookin Italian Style chocolate pudding recipe.
Wow, homemade pudding!!

And dinner was good too!  Delmonico Steaks with Greek Pasta Salad, recipe from The steaks were grilled perfectly.

Blueberries were on sale a Bishops so -
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze for breakfast. Texture - perfect. Flavors- Perfecto!!!!

The scone recipe was a variation of a Tyler Florence recipe. I liked the idea of square scones.

Blueberry Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Milk

Lemon Glaze:
2 tbsp  cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 lemon, zest finely grated

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks or a
pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like
coarse crumbs. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Take care not to mash or bruise the
blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough. Make a well in the center and
pour in the yogurt and milk. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the

Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches.
Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape. Place the scones on an
ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and brush the tops with a little milk.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply
the glaze.

Mix the lemon juice with the confectioners' until dissolved. Whisk in the lemon zest. Then
drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let it set a minute before serving.

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