I am defending my PhD thesis in one week. In some ways, it seems like we have been here forever, while in others, I feel like we just arrived. It's strange, I don't feel like I am a different person than I was before I was a doctor. I have learned a lot, mostly about how to screw up in a non-catastrophic way. Luckily, whenever I felt like a failure, I could always bake.
When I was a child, I loved french silk pie. And I would usually eat it by mashing everything together into a taupe-colored mess before eating it. I didn't know it was easy to make until a friend brought it to a fakes-giving party next year. Now, after almost a year of thinking about it, I finally made it.
French Silk Pie
adapted from Colorado Cache Cookbook
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about one sleeve)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa (or 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips)
- 3 eggs at room temperature
Pour filling into crust and refrigerate. You can top it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a little extra flair.