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CHOCOLATE MERINGUE PIE 

Serves 6

Ingredients

Pastry

100g plain flour

50g margarine or butter

Filling

150ml milk

1 egg

2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon plain flour

100g plain chocolate

1 vanilla pod or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

Meringue

2 egg whites

50g caster sugar

2 tablespoons flaked almonds

Method

  • - rub flour and fat together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • - add sufficient water to mix to a soft dough
  • - roll out and use to line a 20cm fluted flan tin
  • - prick base, cover and chill for 15 minutes
  • - preheat oven to 200C/Gas6
  • - line pastry case with foil, fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15-20 minutes; reduce oven to 150C/Gas2
  • - to make filling, put milk, egg, egg yolks, flour, chocolate and vanilla in a saucepan
  • - cook over a gentle heat, stirring, until thick, remove vanilla pod if using and pour mixture into pastry case
  • - to make meringue, beat egg whites with half the sugar until they form soft peaks]
  • - fold in remaining sugar; spread over chocolate filling and sprinkle with almonds
  • - bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned