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Peep Souffle & Meyer lemon Peeps de crème - Favorite Peeps recipe?

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This started to go on the general board after reading how to microwave one of the chocolate Peep eggs to make a Peep souffle.

However, the official Peep website has a recipe for a colorful Peep fondue and a lovely 'Peeps in a nest' cake that even I could make buying an angel food cake, canned frosting and, of course, Peeps.

While looking at Peep Facts (32 calories per Peep), there was a mention that Peep fans even made Peep pizza. So I googled 'Peep recipes"

Well, my goodness. Some ideas

- peep s'mores
- peep-a-boo puffs
- sweet potato cassarole with peeps
- rice krispy peeps
- peeps ambrosia
- baked peeps
- fried peeps
- poached peeps
- grilled peeps
- crunchy peep salad (involves cabbage and ramen)
- peep cornbread
- peep smoothies
- peeps on the lawn dessert salad
- pepper & peeps stir fry
- peeps and sour sauce (well, most sweet & sour isn't that good anyway, why not?)
- Blue Peep Pie (involves Curacao ... introduce kids to liquor)
- Peep Waldorf Salad (more bunnies and booze)
- Martha Stewart’s home-made peeps (Martha, Martha … they ARE cute tho)
- Peeps marinated in soy or teriyaki sauce and broiled (so wrong)
- Peepuccino – Peep dissolved in coffee
- Peep on chocolate bar on graham cracker, microwave 20 seconds, top with 2nd graham cracker
- Meyer lemon peeps de crème

That last one actually is really good looking and charming

(http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/peepsdec...
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This site has links to most of the more popular peep recipes:

http://www.peephut.org/peeprecipes.html

This site has its own unique recipes with pictures and is divided into
- selecting your peeps
- basic cooking (how to poach with pictures
)- salads & sides
- main dishes

http://www.topoimagery.com/peeps/inde...

Today's SF Cronicle suggested making a Peeps ‘souffle’ out of a the Peep in a chocolate egg as follows:

" ... crack the egg in half lengthwise, leave the Peep in the bottom half of the shell and re-cover it loosely with the top. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the egg on high for 20 seconds and watch it hatch into a fluffy marshmallow-chocolate souffle."

I guess I'm never going to grow up no matter how old I get because I so want to do this now.

I never did the classic Peep in a microwave because ... well, I'd personally have to clean it up. However, the hint to get around this is to spray a piece of waxed paper with pam and place on a plate ... or as someone said ... the 4 P's ... plate, paper, pam, peep. Less of a mess unless the peep explodes. I read this doesn't happen often.

There is a new peep in egg in addition to last year's yellow peep in milk chocolate egg. This year it is a pink peep in a crispy shell.

The Wikipedia link below has a link to the Official Peeps website which is REALLY slow, but has recipes with nice pictures of the Peep fonude and Peeps in a nest cake.

You can also vote for then next peep color. Red seems so wrong. I voted for green.

There's also a great article by Salon inside the Peep factory. One of the ads on the Salon page says "Weep for a Peep? Whine with wine!"

It is just a link to Wine.com. I was so let down. I was hoping for a wine pairing with my Peep. I'll just go with a classic prosecco.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps

Image: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/p...

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  1. Um... do people actually EAT peeps?

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    1. re: piccola

      Yes, indeed. Perhaps you haven't properly aged your peep.

      In fact, I posted too soon. There is a peep/wine pairing.

      It seems that the same wines that go with peeps are an excellent match with jelly beans. The link below has Easter candy wine pairings (so usful for introducing the children to wine).

      Here's the summary:

      CHOCOLATE BUNNIES

      " ... its intense rose notes, which will pair perfectly with the chocolate, while the zip that remains in a well-made true Ice Wine will keep the whole pairing from getting too sweet or cloying"

      Heiss Traminer Ice Wine 2001
      Heiss Traminer Ice Wine 2002

      PEEPS & JELLY BEANS

      " ... it’s the big aromatics in play here that will pair wonderfully with the subtle flavors and sweetness of the marshmallow"

      Pasler Muscat-Ottonel Trockenbeerenauslese 2002
      Velich Muscat-Ottonel Beerenauslese 2001
      Feiler-Artinger Traminer Beerenauslese 2002
      Feiler-Artinger Muscat-Ottonel Spatlese 2003

      The details are in the link below. Scroll down.

      Link: http://www.winemonger.com/catalog/win...

    2. A simply wonderful post.

      I'll never grow up either, because I'm buying chocolate eggs and peeps as soon as possible.

      Thanks for the info.

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        Michele Cindy

        Just had an idea to bring these over the top! Sprinkle the soufles with fresh coconut flakes! Can't wait to try it. Where do you get the chocolate eggs? I'm not sure I have ever seen them before.

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          klumppilston

          Martha's homemade peeps completely did me in. Artisinal peeps rather defeat the purpose, don't they?

          1. I haven't tried this myself, yet, but I've heard that roasting a peep like you would a marshmallow produces a peep creme brulee.