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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.71 / 5 (664 votes)

Prep time:
25 min, plus chilling and cooling
Cook time:
50 min

The Hairy Bikers’ rich pie has a crunchy biscuit base, rich chocolate filling topped with whipped cream - a little goes a long way


1. For the base and sides: Melt the butter in a small pan. Break the biscuits into chunky pieces and put in a food processor. Blitz into crumbs then add the melted butter and with the motor running blend until thoroughly mixed.

2. Sprinkle the crumbs into a 23cm wide x 4cm deep pie dish lined with foil and press firmly into the base and sides. (The base of the pie dish should be around 18cm.) Make sure the biscuit base is evenly distributed, especially where the base meets the sides. Put on a small baking tray and chill for 30 minutes.

3. For the filling: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of simmering water until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from the pan and leave to stand for a 10 minutes.

4. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric whisk until very light and creamy. They should roughly triple in volume.

5. Whisk in the chocolate mixture in a steady stream then whisk in the sifted cocoa powder and cream until well combined.

6. Pour into the prepared biscuit base and bake on the tray for 35-40 minutes until just firm and slightly risen. Leave to cool in the tin. The pie filling will sink a little as it cools.

7. When cold, remove carefully from the tin and slide off the foil and onto a serving plate. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

8. For the topping: Whisk the cream with the sugar until very soft peaks form. Spoon on top of the pie in generous peaks. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate and serve.


For the base and sides

  • 75 g butter
  • 150 g chocolate digestive biscuits
  • 150 g dark chocolate sandwich biscuits, such as Oreos

For the filling

  • 135 g plain dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 135 g butter, cubed
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 150 g light soft brown sugar
  • 25 g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 150 ml double cream

For the topping

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 25 g plain dark chocolate, grated or chocolate curls

Tips and suggestions

Make in a metal pie dish with sloping sides for the best results. You can line the pie dish with foil to make it easier to take out at the end.

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ca you email me the nutrition infomation for this dish,if you have it please

emma-63836 emma-63836  Posted 27 Jan 2015 3:11 PM

Hi, thanks for your comment - I've checked the original recipe and it's 150g light soft brown sugar for the filling and 1 tablespoon for the topping so I have updated the recipe.

Hope you enjoy it!


Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 02 Jan 2013 12:27 PM

there seems to be an error in this recipe. For the filling (in the ap) it's 150g soft brown sugar in the filling - not 1 tablespoon

sunshine-supernova sunshine-supernova  Posted 31 Dec 2012 5:45 PM


I just made this as well as some of Si & Dave's other recipes (Jambalaya & Chicken Wings) GREAT recipes, easy and soooo delicious! Please have a go. And have a read of my baking blog if you get a chance. :-) Mrs B xxx

LUCYB83812 LUCYB83812 Posted 20 Nov 2012 12:55 PM

Tasty treat for any sweet tooth

HungryB58657 HungryB58657 Posted 05 Sep 2012 9:26 PM

loving the series guys i'm a texan living in England its so good to see home again, nostalgia hits hard, well done on portraying the love of us southern folks xxxx more please

TerriU77478 TerriU77478 Posted 03 Sep 2012 5:48 PM

well i am really impressed with this and will be making it again x x

kelly-mari19689 kelly-mari19689 Posted 03 Sep 2012 11:52 AM

cooking this now. my five year old loves the hairy bikers and asked me to make this. i have never made any recipe i have seen on the telly before so wish me luck.

kelly-mari19689 kelly-mari19689 Posted 02 Sep 2012 3:26 PM

daughter loved cooking this all family enjoyed

KeeleyO27521 KeeleyO27521 Posted 01 Sep 2012 8:44 PM

what do you do with the cream for the filling?

CarolynM91612 CarolynM91612 Posted 26 Aug 2012 1:09 PM

AnneW12166 AnneW12166 Posted 21 Aug 2012 11:41 AM