A Mississippi Mud Pie to Trump Them All

“Politics, these days, is no occupation for an educated man. Ignorance and total lousiness are better….A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue”

Aristophanes

Today Trump has trumped Cruz, Kasich and Rubio in the Mississippi Republican primaries (also Michigan)… what should he be celebrating with? A slice of Mississippi Mud Pie of course! But probably not this one, which is a little unconventional… avant garde almost.

The Saucy Dressings chief taster was highly sceptical when he first saw what was on offer. I’ve carried out a number of experiments and the final preferred approach, daringly lacking as it does a surface layer of gooey chocolate froth, has a pretty solid look to it….a blow on the head with one of these pies made to my recipe could fell an enemy…

However, post-tasting he admitted that his fears were wholly unfounded and “that cake was really very good”. Unmitigated approval in other words.

Its dense bulk offers some advantages. It travels well – if you have offered to take a pudding to your hosts, this is one which will look pretty much the same on arrival as it did on departure.

It will also keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. And you don’t need much of it because it’s so rich. One cake will feed, well perhaps not thousands, but certainly a reasonable gathering.

The key to its success is, appropriately enough, a very American ingredient of which Trump, I am sure, would approve – the Oreo biscuit.

missisippi mud pie recipe
It’s rich and dense…. hmmm
mississippi mud pie
Add the chocolate mix to the biscuit base.
This post is dedicated to Susi Carrington.

Music to cook to

What else to listen to as you whisk and grind but Bobbie Gentry singing Mississippi Delta and Nina Simone singing Mississippi Goddam.

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