8/30/15 Scratch made peanut butter pie crust

8/30/15

Today I made some homemade peanut butter and baked with some of it. I had a “mystery box” array of things to bake with, and really not enough of anything to figure much out. I have only like ½ cup of white flour so I am saving it for the most important thing that I can think of, which incidentally I have not thought of today, so I still have it. I used my box waffle mix to bake with and I used some of my whole wheat flour, which I have and still have a whole lot of. I had a bag of raw peanuts, not salted. I had some sugar, salt and baking powder. I even had some pudding boxes. Hey I said it was a random mystery box array of things.

I even took a picture of my mystery box items…lol

my ingredients
my ingredients

I decided on two things to make with some homemade peanut butter from the peanuts. Because what do you make with raw peanuts besides fresh peanut butter? I made the peanut butter in two batches.

Here is a picture of me making the second batch.

making peanut butter
making peanut butter

The first batch I measured out 2 cups of fresh peanuts into the blender and added some olive oil to them. I had a hard time with my blender but it me out really creamy from the olive oil. I really wished that I had some honey to add to it, but instead I added some salt and sugar and hoped for the best.

The next batch I pulsed the peanuts in the blender first, then added less oil and the salt and sugar. Then I figured out the best setting to blend it, which was low speed on 8. I have a 10 speed blender. I let it blend on 8 for a few minutes and the motor started whirring and the blender got warm and I could smell the plastic of the motor working too hard, so I turned the blender off. I have never gotten a better homemade peanut butter before though. I joked with my husband “ You know its better for the peanut butter when the blender gets hot and jumps around..right.” lol

Here is a picture of both batches of peanut butter.

batches of peanut butter
batches of peanut butter

I jarred most of the second batch, as it was better and less oily then the first batch. Then took the rest of the peanut butter and decided to bake with it. I decided to make a homemade peanut butter-waffle mix pie crust and chocolate pudding pie.

I added an egg to some of the oily peanut butter then incorporated some salt, sugar and waffle mix with some extra baking powder. It turned out crumbly, but I was able to press it into my larger walled pyrex pie pan. I par baked it until it was golden ready. I cooled it until it was 80 degrees, then I made my pudding mix according to the box directions and poured it into the crust. That is cooling and setting in the fridge now.

Here is a picture of the baked pie crust before the pudding.

before peanut butter pie crust
before peanut butter pie crust
before pudding; pie crust
before pudding; pie crust

I also decided to try and attempt to make some peanut butter whole wheat crackers. I accidentally forgot to add water so they did not turn out. Yet I tried really hard to make them. I will make sure to try better next time I go to make crackers.

Here is some pictures of them.

before crackers
before crackers
crumbled mess of attempting crackers
crumbled mess of attempting crackers

Execution wise and shaping went well, but forgetting the water, made them crumble after baking making them not edible. But the cracker crumble tasted good, the not burnt ones anyways and I plan on making them correctly again soon. I am dissapointed to waste a cup of homemade peanut butter and some flour, but glad that I got the easiest mistake out of the way so I will not ever do it again.

Now we are waiting for the pudding to set on the peanut butter pie and I am planning on another taco dinner. I love Mexican food.

Here is a picture of me putting the pudding into the pie.

smoothing out the pudding
smoothing out the pudding
smoothing out the pudding
smoothing out the pudding

Here are the final pictures of the finished pie and slices;

 

first cut of pie
first cut of pie
cutting first slice out
cutting first slice out
taking first slice out
taking first slice out
cut pie
cut pie
devoured pie
devoured pie

Until next time in the Boho kitchen; sometime you bake good, sometimes you bake bad, but every time you bake your learning.

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