CHOCOLATE OREO MOUSSE PI PIE – NERDY NUMMIES

Hey guys, it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies! Today I am so excited because Pi Day is 4 days away So, if you love math like I do, this is very exciting

And for those of you who don’t know about Pi Day, it is March 14th, every year, 314, because it matches the first 3 numbers of Pi! This year is gonna be extra special, because it’s gonna be ultimate Pi Day! This only happens once every 100 years, and it’s when the most numbers in Pi correlate with our date and time This is so exciting! So, instead of it just being 314, March 14th, it’s gonna be March 14th of 2015, at 9:26AM and 53 seconds, boom! You’ll have to wait another 100 years before this happens again I am super excited, and today we are gonna make a pie I have never made before, it is a no bake pie, the only thing that we’re gonna be baking is the crust, for 5 minutes

So, let’s get started! The things you will need, will be: 1 and 2 cups of heavy cream, I’ve separated them because we are going to be using them at separate times during the recipe We’re gonna need 1 bag of Oreos, just original recipe, 6 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt! 1/4 cup of regular sugar, 1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips and then 1 tub of Cool Whip or Cool Whip, whatever way you want to say it Also need a big mixing bowl and a 9 inch pie pan Let’s put it all together! The first thing that we’re gonna be doing is we are gonna be making our pie crust, and today we are gonna be making an Oreo Pie crust! Yum-yum-yum-yum-yum-yum-yum-yum-yum! So the first thing that we’re gonna do is open your Oreos, and the second thing you’re gonna do is eat 1! This is a very important part of the process… For science, and math! Math and science

Now you’re gonna take a cookie, twist it open, whew! And I’m gonna take a little butter knife, and just scrape out the good stuff! And you’re gonna do this to the rest of your cookies Now that we’ve separated all of our cookies, we are gonna turn all of these cookies into cookie crumbs! And you can do this by hand, just smash them up, but to save time, I’m gonna throw them in a blender Now we’re gonna use our hands, we’re gonna mix together the cookie crumbs and the butter Now that we’ve got our Oreo crust all mixed up, we’re just gonna pack it into our pan And again, you’re just gonna take your hands, get in there! Press it down, and you’re gonna cover the whole center first, and then you’re gonna press down on the sides

Now that we’ve got our pie crust in the pan, we are gonna bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, and this is gonna be the only thing that we bake today for the pie While that’s baking, we are gonna make some chocolate mousse, you make chocolate mousse in 2 steps, the first step is to make a chocolate mixture And over here I’ve got a glass bowl, we’re gonna be using this as a double boiler, over on the stove But first, we are gonna combined all of our ingredients So the first thing that we’re gonna add is 1 cup of heavy cream, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and our chocolate chips, om-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom! Now let’s bring this over to the stove! In a medium sized sauce pan, put about a couple of inches of water and bring it to a boil

Once it’s boiling, we’re gonna put this glass bowl on the top, and you’re gonna stir, stir, stir, until all the chocolate has melted Once everything is smooth and the chocolate is well combined, you’re gonna turn off the heat and take it back over to the baking station We just took our chocolate mixture off the stove, be careful, it’s very hot! And now we are gonna set it aside to let it cool, it takes about 40 minutes for it to be room temperature, and while that’s cooling, we are gonna move on to the second step! Making mousse cake is a 2 step process, and the second step is to make the whipped cream Making whipped cream is super easy, you’re gonna take your 2 cups of cream, pour it in the bowl, and I’m using a stand mixer, but you can also use a hand mixer, no big deal We’re gonna whip the cream on a medium speed, slowly adding our sugar, until the cream starts to form hard peaks

Now our 2 parts of chocolate mousse are ready to become 1! You’re gonna take your spatula, and you’re gonna take a scoop of whipped cream, and you’re gonna fold it into your chocolate And folding is really easy, you just start at the bottom, and fold over the top! Really gentle And you’re just gonna fold in the rest of your whipped cream They see me foldin’… That’s the song Now we’re just gonna pour the chocolate mousse into the pan! Oh! This smells so good! Now you’re just gonna take your spatula, smooth it out

Now we have to practice some patience, You’re gonna put this in the refrigerator for 6 hours to chill, and while it’s chilling, we are gonna make some decorations! To decorate our chocolate mousse Pi Pie, we are gonna be making a stencil, it’s a little bit of arts and crafts time I’m really excited because, I’ve never made a stencil decoration on Nerdy Nummies before, so this is a first! I’m gonna show you guys how to make a cake stencil or a pastry stencil from just things you have laying around the house The first thing that I did is I found an image of the Pi symbol that would be the right size for our pie The pie that I’m baking is a 9 inch pie, so just keep this in mind if you choose to do this technique It will work if the pie is 9 inches

So I printed this off, I’ll put a template of this image that I used down below, so if you’d like to do it too, it’s there for you! It’s handy! So what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna take scissors and you’re gonna cut out your Pi Symbol Once you’ve got your Pi Pie symbol cut out, you’re gonna place it on top of a piece of cardboard, I’m using a piece of cardboard, but you can use any material that you have lying around the house, it just has to be thick enough to not bend So whether that’s foam, or maybe really thick construction paper, whatever you have Now I’m just gonna take my pencil and trace my shape on top of the cardboard, keeping it in the center I really like these stencil designs because you can customize them to make them anything you like

Like if you were making this pie for your friends birthday, and her name started with an M, like… Mo… You could cut out an M and then stencil her little letter on there, so there’s a lot of personalization that you can do Be very careful, we’re gonna take an Exacto knife and cut out the shape, so be very careful! Now it’s my favorite time, it’s time to decorate! We’re gonna take our Cool Whip from the beginning, and I like to add this on the top of the pie, because, it’s a little bit more firm Just gonna scoop it into the middle of the pie, 1 thing to keep in mind, is you want to make sure when you’re spreading the whipped cream, that it lays really flat, so that our stencil will work with no problems! I just kind of eyeball it, I get down low like this, bewp! And I look at it I need to get a little higher on the sides… The trick with stencils is you want to get them as close to the top as possible, without touching

So I measured it so it’s just right, whoa! Perfect, it’s right there! Then, to compliment the Oreo crust I took a few extra cookies, blended them up and put them into a sifter We’re just gonna bring them over the middle, give gentle little shakes, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo! And it will fill in the design Ta-da! Here is our Chocolate Mousse Pi Pie that we made today! I absolutely love this recipe! This was special today, because we've never made a chocolate mousse pie on Nerdy Nummies before, and this was the first time that we used a stencil design to decorate! If you guys have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen! Also, I will be posting pictures of this Pi Pie on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram! And if you guys make any Pi Pies or themed desserts for Pi Pie Day, please send them to me, I just love seeing your baking creations I get a big kick out of it Alright, thanks again for watching, and, Happy Ultimate Pi Day! It’s in 4 days! OK, bye-bye!

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