I had a dilemma. It was a really big dilemma. The recipe I wanted to make looked mouthwatering but it called for one cup of peanut butter. I only had one cup of the best peanut butter ever left in the jar. What did I want more – biscuits or peanut butter? What if the biscuits were no good and I wasted the peanut butter?
See what a problem I had? Eventually the biscuits won out and I reluctantly spooned the precious golden paste into the batter. When it came time to roll the balls of dough to make gluten free chocolate peanut butter biscuits I was seriously dubious.
I just couldn’t see how the ingredients were going to come together in the oven to make anything even remotely resembling a biscuit but I shoved the tray in the oven and hoped for the best.
Wow was I rewarded for my leap of faith (yes when really good peanut butter is being sacrificed it’s a leap of faith). What emerged from the oven was a golden disc of crunchy, peanutty, chocolatey goodness. They were a little bit crumbly but that is about the only negative thing I could say about them.
At last the cookie jar was re-stocked although it’s now in need of another bake-up. If only I had more peanut butter. Enjoy!
What about you? Do you ever have dilemmas about using good ingredients in cooking for fear of wasting them?
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