The Ultimate PB&J: What's your preference?
PB&J, it's a classic. What's your take on this sandwich?
My preference: Laura Scudder's Old Fashioned Unsalted PB on thickly sliced white bread from the local bakery with banana slices and strawbery jam.
Oh man, so good. I could live off this stuff forever =D.
For a meal: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Wonder Bread.
For a dessert: Peanut butter, marshmallow, honey, jelly and Wonder Bread
Toasted, thickly sliced, brown bread
Thick layer of Skippy of Jif (not too picky - but definitely North American peanut butter. I'm Norwegian, and the stuff they make over here simply cannot compare), but it must be crunchy
Thin layer of raspberry jam. I don't see that many other people who prefer raspberry jam (usually it's grape or strawberry)
I prefer raspberry. Definitely. I don't like grape jelly at all, and I'm lukewarm on strawberry. Apricot would be my second choice. I'll eat either crunchy or smooth, but for sandwiches, I prefer crunchy. I haven't eaten enough pb&j sandwiches to have a definitive opinion about the bread.
I'm with you on the raspberry, but homemade only. (And my finickiness is why I haven't responded to this thread yet! I wouldn't want to frighten anyone.)
My mother, her siblings, and my grandmother kept me well-stocked in homemade jams as a child. Thanks to their diligence I cannot swallow the chemical-laden over-sugared stuff that you find in groceries and specialty stores. Fortunately I haven't had to resort to jam making because there's a nice grandmotherly woman at the farmer's market who fills my pantry.
So yeah, raspberry jam or no jam. Homemade bread is preferred, but I'll take a thick dense store bought if it can be found.
And grape? That gives me nightmares!
Oh yes, raspberry is my favorite.. homemade only, I make it and if its off season then its blackberry..Skippy Chunky PB on fresh toasted buttermilk bread, and left open-faced, with a ice cold glass of milk.
Fig and Peach or Fig and Raspberry is also up there.
Oh and you want to make a rice cake go down easier? Peanut butter and jam on that makes it a nice snack.
I have 2, both involving either Smucker's Natural Smooth (which still has some satisfying grit to it), or Teddy Peanut Butter if I'm in Boston. The bread is some good honey-wheat that won't tear.
Sandwich one: Freshly cut grapes straight from the fridge. They're like little fireworks of sweet and juicy, which counter the PB nicely.
Sandwich two: A good smear of Trappist Raspberry Preserves. Best raspberry flavor ever.