Amish Chocolate Pie
The Bishop's Amish Chocolate Pie: Oklahoma is not known for its huge population of Amish, but there is a community near Enola and Chouteau that has been around for quite some time. I have not been to the settlement (I'd like to go sometime), but I know people who either live there now or have lived there at some point.
It's a bit more progressive of a settlement. For instance, they allow farming with gasoline-powered tractors. Another unusual wrinkle is that the Amish community is actually celebrated and showcased with an annual festival. You do find some events in other Amish settlements that have an "Amish angle." Yoder Days in Yoder, Kansas or Swiss Days in Berne, Indiana come to mind. But Chouteau goes a step farther with its annual "Black Buggy Day." The event - held at Guy Williams Park in Chouteau - is held this year on Sept. 14 and describes itself this way:
Celebrate the Amish culture of the area surrounding Chouteau with a visit to this year's Black Buggy Day. This annual Chouteau event honors Amish heritage with food, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and children's games. Known for their cooking skills, the Amish will be on-hand serving authentic Amish food and homemade goodies including hot chicken and noodles, freshly baked breads and pies, cinnamon rolls, smoked ribs and kettle corn. In addition, enjoy standard fair food such as funnel cakes, corn dogs, turkey legs, hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches from a variety of on-site food vendors. Ice-cold watermelon, ice cream and lemonade will also be available.
I'm not sure about the bluegrass music, but the rest sounds fascinating. Opportunities for the public to enjoy authentic Amish cooking are rare so this event sounds like a winner.
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- 1 /3 cup cornstarch
- 3 cups milk
- 1 1 /2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1 /4 cup sugar
- 1 /4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Heat milk to boiling, except ½ cup.
- Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt; then stir in 1 /2 cup of milk.
- Then add to hot milk stirring constantly till boiling.
- Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla.
- Cool and put into baked pie shell. Cool and top with cool whip.