Mississippi Mud Pie
190 grams plain flour, sifted
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
100 grams chilled unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
1 egg yolk
30 grams butter
30 grams plain chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
250 grams caster sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence
Preheat the oven to 180°C 350°F, gas 4. Prepare a 3.5cm deep, 23cm diameter, loose-based, well-greased flan tin.
To make the pastry, sift the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl.
Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan.
Stir that mixture into the chocolate.
Pour the filling into the pastry shell.
Remove from the oven and place pie on a wire rack to cool.