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'The Best Offer' Pie

By Solya - 19:51

I hope you remember the film 'The Best Offer'(La Migliore Offerta, 2013) with Geoffrey Rush, who plays there Virgil Oldman, famous collector and aesthete, who gets in a weird but fascinating story? 
If you haven't watched it - I recommend to do this (you can read about the film here) and if you did you have to remember a very special pie, which was presented to Virgil in his favorite restaurant. I tried millions of times to find an original recipe of that pie, but all I could find was in the film. So, Virgil's pie consisted from marzipan and almonds and it was based on a recipe from the Renaissance epoch. Not much information, ha? 

That is why I decided to try good-old recipe, add some almonds and sugar powder.

So, for the pie we need:

1 pie crust, prebaked until gold (the crust recipe you can find here)
150-170 g bitter cocoa or bitter-sweet black chocolate
300 g butter
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup sugar 
150-200 g almonds
sugar powder

Preparation time:
25 minutes

Baking time:
35-40 minutes


Take butter, add first few spoons of cocoa and pound it all together very carefully. 

The mass has to be homogeneous. It's a bit sweaty work, I must say:)
Here's what I got as a result:

Than take eggs and stir them good with sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
Also it's a good moment to put the crust into preheated oven. Bake it until light gold.

Then, combine the cocoa mass with stirred eggs.

Looks amazingly nice isn't it?:) And tastes super good!

Take the crust and fill it. Add almonds and bake 35-40 minutes. After, leave the pie until cool. Then sprinkle with sugar powder.

That's it:)
You can serve the pie  with ice-cream or hot vanilla sauce. But even without anything it's delicious!

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  1. Yum! This looks amazing!!!

    1. Tnx!:))

      p.s. it's quite risky to eat the filling before baking:)


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