Monday, January 30, 2012

Minny's Chocolate Pie

Yeah I knew that would get your attention….Talk about food or share a recipe and everyone comes a running.  If you haven’t guessed already…I’m reading "The Help" …..and Minny’s Chocolate Pie is one recipe that you do not want…trust me.  Holly and I saw the movie back in the fall; I purchased it on DVD when it came out and have watched it over and over…now I’m reading the book!  It’s the best movie/book I’ve seen or read in several years!  Emma Stone who plays Skeeter in the movie could not have been a better pick for the part.  Watch this sneak peek and you will want to watch it:

It is filled with tears and laughter right up there with Steel Magnolias. 

I won’t spoil it for those of you who have not seen or read "The Help" but it is truly an eye opener about civil rights…I was born during this time period so most of what went on escapes me. 

Some really sad facts….I still cannot believe that folks thought that much of themselves….they needed todays saying of: WWJD…What Would Jesus Do!  Better yet…they should have stopped and thought:  What Would Jesus Think of me!!  Don’t you know He frowned down on those high and mighty folks and said tisk tisk…... Aside from the bad, there is impeccable southern humor and charm, and it is so worth the viewing and reading!!
Anyway…I can’t wait for Kathryn Stockett’s next book, although I don’t know if she can top this one!

I am here to share a recipe with you though…no not chocolate pie; but Honey Beer Bread.  I found the recipe on Pinterest, of course, and it sounded like something I could do….heck anyone could do.  Talk about easy peasy!!  Now let me tell you this….I have never ever bought beer…I don’t even like the taste of it!  So I head on out to Wally Mart with my grocery list for the week.  As I stand there in front of the beer case….I wonder…just what kind do I get?  Light, fancy, cheap, dark or what….I don’t know anything about beer!  So I opt for the one around $5.00 for a six pack in the pretty brown bottles, cause you can’t just buy one beer.  I "hide" it in my buggy because I just know the preacher or someone from my church is going to walk around the corner any minute!  Haha…..just kidding…how dare they judge me!  It just felt weird buying something you don’t even like!…and yes I call it a buggy not a cart!

So here’s the awesome, wonderful, tasty recipe for Honey Beer Bread:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 can beer 12oz.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Directions:  Preheat over to 350F. Spray a 9″x5″x3″ loaf pan with Baker’s Joy.  Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed.  (Microwave the honey for 5 to 10 seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in.)
Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Use a pastry brush to spread it around.  I even drizzled more honey on top!!
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Now this is the truth:  It is good cold, so you can only imagine how awesomely good it is hot-straight-out-of-the-oven.  Warm, buttery, sweet, and malty all in one!  Be sure to breathe deep while it is cooking…. you'll swoon with your eyes closed!!  As for the other 5 beer still in the frig….I told my hubby he could not drink them….it was for 5 more loaves of Honey Beer Bread and I’m keeping count!! 
They see no color...
This is how it should be!
"Change your thoughts and you will change your world."
 And always remember:
Have a joyous day and stay away from chocolate pie...Especially Minny's!!

Credits: Google, YouTube, and Pinterest


Elaine said...

Love the post .. The bread sounds yummy.. I have not seen the movie yet and it will be on my list to buy as my friends say " good movie"'


Kathleen Grace said...

The book and the movie are fabulous. Possibly the best I have seen or read in a very long time! However, I'm not sure I can ever eat chocolate pie again:>{

Anonymous said...

Ok what happened to the chocolate pie recipe? I missed it. No interest in the movie referenced.


Bonjour said...

I read the book and we (my Mom and my sisters and I) are having a ladies day to watch the movie together...AND I will bake some Beer Honey bread. I have baked it before but not with honey...O M G I cannot wait!!!!!

Angie Berry said...

What a sweet post! You had me laughing about shopping for beer, lol! I would have been the same way... what kind to buy? Who knew there were so many different kinds?

I've not read the book or seen the movie... pathetic, I know. Gotta get on that!

Hope you have a wonderful week friend~

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I absolutely LOVED the book and the movie :)

Sewn With Grace said...

I too loved the book and the movie! There are some deep lessons in it for all of us. I love the clothing. I would love to dress like that. Blessings to you today!

Deborah Anne said...

I love beer bread! AND I can soooo relate to you buying the beer! :)

Oh! And absolutely adore The Help!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Cora~hopping in to wish you a wonderful Easter.

At this holiday...I'm always flooded with memories of wearing fluffy dresses and petticoats with fluffy hair to match.

As a young adult one memory stands out in my mind. On one occasion when I couldn't be home for Easter my mom sent me an Easter box, which included dyed eggs...I refer to them as "died" Easter eggs. Snail mail produced a box accompanied with a foul odor. I still laugh hysterically when I think about the stink bomb going off when it was opened. Fortunately I was able to rescue the remaining treats from my box.

Getting these small glimpses of spring has me craving a weather change.

I'm more than ready to welcome a fresh season of color.

Sweet wishes,

Mrs. Mac said...

I 'stink' I will stay away from Minny's pie :) Good review of a great movie AND book.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just read the book last month! I've had it for months! After reading it, we watched the movie. I even let my 11 year old watch it (we generally don't allow PG13 movies) but I thought it was important for her to see. Loved the book and loved the movie too.

I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy (not on the same level as The Help) and can't wait to see that movie too.