Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Lover's Month

When I read November is peanut butter lover's month I just had to share some recipes. I grew up in Queensland, where peanut butter was called peanut paste in my formative years - due to pressure from the Butter board who wouldn't allow the peanut butter manufacturers to use the word butter.

I don't eat nuts. Really dislike them, but peanut butter is a whole different story. I love PB/H - aka peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and anyone who makes rumballs at Christmas, I've got a comparable treat made from peanut butter and honey.

Peanut butter and honey balls

Take equal amounts of peanut butter and honey and mix well. Gradually add skim milk powder until the texture firms (suitable for rolling). Roll into balls and coat in either dessicated coconut or crushed peanuts. Store in fridge. Serve with coffee.

Interestingly, I saw a recipe that added cocoa to a half/half PB/H mix and then stored the completed mix in the fridge as a sandwich spread. Haven't tried that yet. When I didn't have milk powder, I used dessicated coconut in the mix and that worked too.

And then there is this recipe, which does my head in. How can it bake into a cookie if there's no flour? But it does.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup sugar

Combine the above ingredients. Drop spoonfuls onto a lightly greased tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, then remove from tray and enjoy.

Happy Peanut Butter Lover's Month to all.


Anita Joy said...

Fi, those bikkies are a staple in our house (and brilliant when we have gluten intolerant friends over).

I still call it peanut paste *wink*

Fiona G said...

Hey Anita

Obviously, you had peanut paste sangers at school too. (All the Queensland kids are now sniggering, aren't you???). And I never thought - of course those cookies are gluten free. I know some 14 year old twins who are going to LOVE coming to my house now.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Can I just say - YUM!!!! :D

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