Tuesday, October 20, 2015
About the same time as the baking request, I found this giant peanut butter cup recipe from Bon Appétit. Certainly looks decadent. But there was no way I wanted to make something this large for the first time to raise money. What if it looked terrible? Or worse, tasted bad? It was tempting to make a full-sized one for myself. Instead, I whipped up a half recipe and split it into two mini pie plates. I topped one with milk chocolate, the other with semi-sweet.
The other one was taste tested by a variety of friends on Sunday. It also had the difficulty in slicing and the crumbly crust. I happened to like the taste of the semi-sweet chocolate top better. Everyone gave it a thumbs up.
Someone mentioned they could also use some savory items at the bake sale; I volunteered to bring my popular squash galette instead of a giant peanut butter cup. NO! You must bring chocolate!!
Okay. I must have temporarily taken leave of my senses. I'm glad that's settled.
I have an idea or two to fix the crust. I could make the top layer a little softer, but I don't want to become gooey and can't be picked up by your fingers. I might leave that as is, and let people deal with the less-than-perfect presentation after it's cut. Because, really - who's going to care what it looks like when they're wolfing that down?