Monday, March 29, 2010

Breakfast of Champions


I'll keep things brief because truth be told, I'm feeling once again sheepish for posting so infrequently. Stammering and apologies pushed aside for instead, a rather spectacular approximation of my latest sandwich of my dreams...


The PEEP-wich: the mishmoshing of a chocolate croissant with the thin crackle of brulee and a dose of creamy nutbutter for good measure.
1) Plug in your trusty Forman Grill

2) Lavishly butter 2 pieces of sliced whole wheat bread. It is best to go for a loaf that is light and sprightly with visible holes. Bear with this process and I swear you'll end up with something buttery and pastry like. You'll thank me for passing on the dense wholegrain bread.

3) Spread nutbutter of your choice on the unbuttered side of a piece of bread. I used sunbutter to my great satisfaction. While this may be a matter of personal preference, I'm still guessing that a thin skim is Not enough, but an eight of an inch is just about right.

4) Gently apply two peeps about equidistant upon the nutbuttered side. If feeling especially peckish, go for three.

5) Bedazzle the surface with some good chocolate chips. Too few and you'll miss out on the lava flow, too many and the bread slides around in an unkempt manner.

6) Press down with the leftover bread, buttered side up.

7) Place the Peep-wich into the mouth of the grill and resolutely lower the top down.

8) Wait until sizzling and peeps subside... take a quick peek to make sure that the top surface is golden and buttery.

8) Slice in half and pause. Note that this most clever bird pulls an utter Houdini and simply disappears into the bread. You will most likely notice a gossamer thread-o-peep or two when the sandwich is cut. Eat and enjoy- Happy Easter!

14 comments:

Anh said...

OMG!! Butter + chocolate chips for a sandwich. Your words are sooo delicious. The idea, too!

judyyb said...

Oh my god!!! That is hysterical! I love it, never has a Peep been sacrificed for so great a cause. You are the bomb!!!! I can see this poor little yellow fluff of a bird going "eeekssss..."or"pppeeeepppp"
when they see the other slice of bread being slapped on, and I shudder to think of how it would react to its atomic disintegration
thanks to the GF grill. Awesome. I'd go for Nutella. And I think 1/8" of an inch is too stingy.

Callipygia said...

Anh- You'd be inspired too if you had a tray of daffodil colored peeps! Do they have these where you live?

Judyb- I knew you'd approve- and of course just like chomping on bunny ears, a perverse satisfaction in overwhelming the little things... Hey for you a dessert peep-za!

Chelsea said...

The perfect snack for perusing the annual peep dioramas...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2010/03/22/DI2010032203096.html

Callipygia said...

Chelsea- How very funny you should mention this, because a friend introduced me to the dioramas last year (she too is from Virginia) & we thought we should look and eat at the same time! I'll go now-

Lucy said...

Calli, hello, my friend. Easter is upon us already...how did that happen?

Sunbutter sounds about as glorious as nut buttery things can get.

Hope spring is springing all around you. X

Gattina said...

the lil' chick recarnated to such a glorious stage!
interesting is marshmallow isn't popular in this city at, (propabably) the only one we can get at store is the type like big pink eraser... I miss those big bags with miniture-size, or jumbo-size... or even peeps chick and bunny an all!

Callipygia said...

Lucy- Happy Easter to you too! So sorry to have been out of touch. I think of you happily in your garden or snapping up pictures and eating a few good things too.

Gattina- Those Spaniards need to shape up. HISS to pink erasers (unless snuggled in toasted coconut) and Applause to chicks & bunnies!

Elana said...

I don't know if I will make the peep-wich... but i did just order a panini maker from a restaurant equipment store online... so maybe peep-wiches will be on the menu soon.

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rajan@dominos india said...

i thnk dis ll make ma breakfast more delicious...

Rob Johnson said...

Tried making this before but couldn't get the food texture quite right. Your recipe worked perfect, thanks!

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