I crave ice cream toppings. Today we started with concord grape caramel sauce. It is delicious, but not as universal as our bourbon caramel sauce. The bright clarity of the ginger and grape is too bracing for every day and will overpower many ice creams. The concord caramel was losing its window of opportunity, until I revisited my notes. I had scribblings about a caramel sauce blended with peanut butter. I opened the door and said hello to opportunity. As a kid I often scoffed at the peanut butter and jelly swirled in one jar. The ratio of peanut butter and jelly needed to be controlled by me, not by some company. Apparently not much has changed. I took 3 parts concord caramel sauce and stirred in one part peanut butter. The peanut butter added richness and mouth-feel. The combination of all three: caramel, concord grapes and peanut butter is amazing. I had planned on parting ways with the rest of our concord caramel. Instead I'm off to the store for more peanut butter. And while I'm at it perhaps a few other nut butters too.
February 26, 2009
February 26, 2005