Peanut butter is one of my favourite things in the world. They don’t really do it here in Italy. You can find it but it is over priced and normally some over-sugared American style. I like mine with one ingredient: peanuts. So when I was in London recently I picked up a big tub. Sadly it is almost finished, but I am luckily heading back in April.
Peanut butter has a sort of nostalgic comfort, perhaps that is its biggest draw. It works well with so many ingredients and as both sweet and savoury, although I do lean towards the former.
Here are some of my favourite ways to consume this wonder:
As the primary ingredient in my go to cookies that I make for a quick birthday present or take along to a party.
1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg. Mix together and form into small balls. Use a fork to press down and bake for 6-8 minutes. Bam!
As a speedy and easy pancake topping. Especially with limited access to sliced brown bread and no toaster. If you want to make it a bit more interesting how about this peanut butter mousse and banana.
The perfect addition to a smoothie. My favourite is 1 small banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a milk of your choice. It feels like dessert. In fact I sometimes have it as dessert.
A great snack on apple.
How do you like your peanut butter?