Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Who Doesn't Like Peanuts?

They are more than merely a staple in smokey bars.

Traversing the whole village has made me astounded that the best peanut product, peanut butter is far from popular and in fact many go " uuugh " at the mere mention of it. Personally I think they've never tried it and the loop continues.

Reading up on the history of the mighty peanut, it transpired that Mr Kellogg ( yes, he of the cornflakes fame ) made the first batch of peanut butter in America, and more importantly made it popular. The jury is still out if it wasn't the ancient Incas who first made this yummy food, but it's difficult to prove...

History of the Peanut.

There are so many divine combinations of peanut butter. On sandwiches with jelly ( jam ), bacon and Bob's grammelschmalz that I find it a shame that nobody is keen to at least try it. Solo.

During both World Wars, American soldiers ate mainly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as it was a fantastic source of protein and nourishment.

Coming in from the cold yesterday I was greeted by the mouthwatering aroma of fresh baking wafting about. " Real butter " baking that reminds one of childhood days. Baking with margarine just doesn't quite cut it in the aroma wafting about the house department. Not to mention the taste.

So, taking off my shoes ( the habit has thankfully taken ahold with us, as otherwise the floors would be covered in little puddles of melted brown snow ) I hurried to the source of this pleasurable experience and found a proud as punch Bob leaning against the stove.

And quite rightly so...the Bobster had a yearning for something sweet and just like that made a batch of peanut butter biscuits. A batch so divine that sadly only a few crumbs remain this morning. They tasted better than any store bought ones and once you've had homemade biscuits, the others pale in comparison...you'll just have to take my word for it!

Biggi