I’ve been trying to get into the habit of experimenting more with desserts in the kitchen, and this vegan peanut butter pie with the addition of chocolate has certainly motivated me even more!It’s smooth, rich, sweet, and balanced. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is not one that you can really fail with. When I first thought of making a pie, I didn’t think that it would be this hard. Hard because it was impossible to find a pan that was not non-stick or aluminium! When you know that they are unsafe, even if you use it every now and then, I didn’t want to bring that into my home.
I also called around my local charity stores thinking they might have one, but apparently, it’s a rarity, as most people that buy them, hold onto them. Alternatively, they dispose of them if the non-stick wears off or the dish is no longer doing what it’s meant to do.
So, I then started thinking, even if I find one that’s made of stainless steel, realistically, how often would I use it? This is the question I tend to ask myself more and more and find that there is typically an alternative way of doing things.
I put on my thinking cap and literally within hours I had a tin I could use! I asked my friend that owns a vegan cake making business (which should have been something I should have considered straight away) if she had one I could borrow.
She had 3-4 I could choose from and we met up for lunch a few short hours later and I picked which one suited my needs best.
A lesson to learned – ask around if you don’t have what you need. If you’ll only use it once every few years and don’t need it taking up space in your cupboard, don’t buy it. There’s always someone you know that will most likely be happy to lend you what they have.
The dish was a little older and my friend suggested I line it with baking paper anyways just to be on the safe side. So this is why the edges didn’t turn out perfect, but honestly, to me, as long as it tastes good, I don’t mind.
I’ve never been one of those super perfectionist type of cooks that needs everything to be picture perfect. I cook food that’s real and make sure that the food looks attainable.
I don’t want others to feel intimidated by the recipes I create and give up before they’ve even tried. My food is not perfect, and I’m not trying to make it look that way.
I really enjoyed developing this vegan peanut butter pie and wanted to also make it easy. Which it totally is!
This pie is:
- Easy to make
- Refined sugar-free
- Not too sweet
Just be warned, that if you make it, you may devour the whole thing in a matter of a couple of days. Talking from experience here!