Friday, August 31, 2012

Ice Cream and Puddings and Pies…Oh, My!

      We had dinner at Hammerheads in Louisville and decided to travel down Bardstown Road to the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen.  Affectionately known to locals simply as "The Pie Kitchen", we decided to forego the ice cream (you won't hear that statement coming from us often) and go directly for the other confections.  Seeing the Chocolate Chess Pie, and 

Chocolate Chess Pie
getting a nod from our server, Paul's mind was settled.  Loaded with dark chocolate, it was similar to a smooth molten
cake with a crusty sugared surface.  Eric had overdone it 

Banana Pudding and Butterscotch Pie
a little on dinner so he drifted toward the Banana Pudding.  The generous serving was topped with fresh whipped cream and garnished with broken vanilla wafers.  It was refreshing and exactly the lighter treat he was looking for.  I only had to hear that they had Butterscotch Pie and my decision was made.  Not so commonly found, this version was deep in flavor, firm and creamy, and topped with a perfect meringue.  Both pies' crust was light, firm, and flaky.

Dexter Looks Through
the Pie Collection

      With all of the selections to choose from, I felt we could have stayed there all evening sampling their baked goods.  All of the pies and puddings are made in their Louisville kitchen.  I was also impressed with the decorated cakes—simple in design and bold in color, they were definite statement makers for today's celebrations.  The 32 flavors of freshly churned ice cream were tempting, but would have to wait for a later visit although I'll probably go for the butterscotch pie again!

One of the Many Decorated Cakes

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