Sunday, August 14, 2011

Minny's Chocolate Pie Recipe | THE HELP

I haven't read the book THE HELP and I haven't seen the movie yet but I will this coming week.

"The Help's ending hinges on a secret involving maid Minny's famous chocolate pie. Newspaper columnist Lee Ann Flemming, one of the best bakers in Greenwood, Mississippi made 53 chocolate pies during the movie's filming, including 12 vegan and gluten-free versions she prepared in just one day for actress Bryce Dallas Howard. Her fudgy version here is neither vegan nor gluten-free: It's as classic as it gets. You can make your own crust, but Flemming uses a packaged mix."

I can't wait to see all the Southern food I grew up on in this film. It is supposed to be a real feast for the eyes. What's unusual is that almost all the food in the movie was made by real Southern cooks—including teachers, a journalist and a cafeteria manager—recruited in Greenwood, Mississippi.


ellie said...

I hope it does not include the secret ingredient!

Bonnie said...

I echo ellie. I don't know if I want a slice of the last pie..... The book was a delight.

The Queen Vee said...

No pie for me, at least not that pie. Read the book last year, going to see the movie tomorrow night with two of my daughters.

Karen said...

I read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it...look forward to seeing the movie.

Yummy, the pie looks delicious.

veronica said...

i read the help and loved it! The movie was great!! The acting was superb! You will need to take tissue. I "boo-hooed" several times. veronica [ i am from the south} born and raised in the small town of lincolnton, n.c. I love chocolate pie; but i might think about that ingredient if i eat any anytime soon.