- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 cup water, divided
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- baked pie crust or purchased crumb crust, 9-inch
Mix cocoa and flour in top of a double boiler over hot water and whisk in about half of the 1 cup of water, just enough to make a smooth paste. Blend in the sugar and the beaten egg yolks and add remaining water and milk. Cook over low until the mixture is thick; add butter and vanilla. Pour into baked pie crust. Top with whipped cream or whipped topping, or use the egg whites to make a meringue.
Chill thoroughly and serve.