While lounging in the living room, watching an ever so delectable episode of Man v. Food, I was overwhelmed with the uncontrollable urge to make myself a peanut butter pie, just like they make it at Yoder’s in Sarasota, Florida.. Since I don’t feel well and lack the energy to actually get off my ass and make one, I decided to sit at the computer and make a virtual pie, if you will. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to my peanut butter pie dream:
Here we have a slice of dreamy virtual peanut butter pie. Let me break this monstrosity down for you, from the bottom up:
1 – Peanut butter crumbles. This is the most simple, yet most important part of a virtual peanut butter pie. This is where all of that peanut butter flavor comes from, and must therefore be sprinkled (or painted) liberally throughout the pie’s layers. In the real world, this would only require two ingredients: peanut butter and powdered sugar. That is all.
2 – All butter pie crust, baked to a beautiful golden brown. Need I say more? All you need for this to become a reality is butter, flour, salt, and water.
3 – Vanilla pudding. Homemade, of course. This needs a few more ingredients (milk, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, etc) and takes the most time to prepare, but I guarantee it will be worth it. If you have never had homemade pudding, you are depriving yourself of something magnificent. It is the only kind of pudding I will eat, in the virtual AND real worlds. So there.
4 – More of those fantastic peanut butter crumbles. Bet you didn’t think MS Paint could get your mouth watering, did you?
5 – Fresh whipped cream. Heavy cream. Powdered sugar. Kitchenaid mixer. Hot damn that’s amazing.
6 – The piece de resistance. Top that baby off with MORE peanut butter crumbles, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, homemade peanut butter pie. (Or…just…you know, draw yourself one and call it a day.)
I make two very important promises to you right now, dear readers:
1 – I WILL be making this pie this weekend. And I will blog about it, recipe and all.
2 – Instead of vanilla pudding, I’m going to make chocolate…which was actually my original intention, but I completely forgot about that until after I drew my slice. I mean, if I’m too lazy to go make myself a pie, do you really think I’m going to RE-make my drawing? Idon’tthinkso.