Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peanut Butter Burrito?

If you've ever been a poor artist, you've come up with some crazy
combos in the kitchen. When finance limits your arsenal of
ingredients, it's time to experiment. I'm delighted to share one happy
result I have encountered under dire circumstances: the peanut butter

It's always reminded me of the crepes served up at Christmas markets
in central Europe.

First, take a tortilla from the cupboard. For some reason, my mom
always kept tortillas in the fridge after she opened them. They got
hard quickly. I discovered by accident that they stay fresher longer
at room temperature in a cupboard or pantry.

Next, put some peanut butter and some kind of preserves or jam in the
middle of your tortilla. I used old fashioned cherry jam here, but be

Then, get something crunchy and put it on there. I used walnuts this
time, but I've also used breakfast cereal, sesame seeds, and many
other crunchy things over the years.

Roll it all up like burrito.

Last, heat up your oven to about 300 degrees. You can also use a
frying pan or a crepe plate. The key is to heat up the thing quickly.
If you're good at flipping it (about 5 mins each side has always
worked well for me), the peanut butter will get nice and gooey and hot
but the jam will stay firmish.

Soooo good. Trust me on this.

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