How much do you like your PBJ?

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To toast or not to toast

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How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:10 pm

Please discuss your favourite variants
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby dull » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:14 pm

swap jelly for honey and add banana
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby Suquida » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:14 pm

People actually eat them toasted?

Sandwich roasting is something society has convinced people need but they don't
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:18 pm

Personally I like to toast my bread because I like the warmth and the crunch. I prefer wholewheat bread with seeds and stuff. I rarely eat PBJs in France because the bread doesn't really work there. I prefer French bread with butter and jam. Likewise, I don't think butter and jam work so well on English bread. It gives me something to look forward to when I travel.
On the other side, I like raspberry or strawberry jam or redcurrant jelly (#1).
Sometimes I put a sliced banana between the two pieces of bread. Or cocoa powder.
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby kyung » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:19 pm

have fun eating your textureless sponge

grape vs strawberry (all the other jams are fine but we're talking about the big two here)
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby ramseames » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:21 pm

Bread in general is much better lightly toasted than heavily toasted

Peanut butter on a cruton is the last thing I want in the morning

Raspberry jam is probably the strongest option
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby odradek » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:26 pm

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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby === » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:25 pm

untoasted white bread
grape jelly
crunchy peanut butter
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby nevergreen » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:30 pm

everything is better toasted
boysenberry jam is also where it's at
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby station » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:32 pm

What kind of ratios do you run between PB & the J? My results:
1 Tbsp J/1 Tbsp PB: Anything below this is just eating bread basically. I feel like the flavors are a little weak here since there is much more bread compared to PB&J.
1 Tbsp J/ 2 Tbsp PB: Pretty strong choice, since PB is less runny, you don't have stuff seeping out the sides which is a pain and its not too sweet which is also a +
2 TBsp J/ 2 Tbsp PB: The bread takes a backseat to the PB & J so having good J is p important. Stuff starts leaking out which can be a pain

Also, 15 grain Pepperidge Farm bread, unsweetened raspberry preserves, and creamy peanut butter are the best imo
Also, lightly toasted is good if eaten immediately. Untoasted for when you're not eating withing 5 minutes of making.
Does anyone butter before toasting bread like a grilled cheese?
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:36 pm

Why creamy peanut butter? :/
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:37 pm

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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby can- » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:00 pm

untoasted wonder bread
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby can- » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:01 pm

but ACTUALLY, on toasted, sturdy, buttered whole grain.
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby starfox64 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:13 pm

for a quick pb&j on the go, skip the bread and just eat this out of the jar

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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:17 pm

I've always viewed PB&J's as a challenge. Never less than a centimeter of each and often more. It's a battle between you and your lunch (never dinner), where your dexterity and endurance are pitted against the inevitability of ingredient spillage. It's a messy and fun way to eat PB&J, which always seemed to me to fit the sandwich.

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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby Suquida » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:53 pm

Tired of the hassle of spreading jelly on your bread? Don't worry, Suquida is here to make your life easier

Use a spoon
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby ramseames » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:03 pm

The convex side of a spoon is much better for scooping /spreading peanut butter than a knife

(does not apply to when you first open the jar and the oil at the top makes it runny)
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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby ramseames » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:06 pm

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Had to eat this garbage for years because of overzealous allergy policies

Literally the worst thing ever

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Re: How do you like your PBJ?

Postby bels » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:41 pm

Toasted wholemeal pita + organic peanut butter that costs like twelve pounds.
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby fun_yunchables » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:44 pm

i always did these as one thicker slice of toast topped with pb and jel. like an open face sandy, i find with two slices of bread it can get really bready

also a big fan of drizzling honey over the pb instead of jelly but idk if that counts
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby shyan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:59 pm

My favorite PB&J includes no jelly, only peanut butter. It is made with either potato bread or whole wheat and it has the crusts on. It is then pressed firmly against the plate and cut horizontally with a sharp knife. Served with 2% milk.
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby mu_ » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:53 pm

central to the premise of PB&J is the principle of not giving a fuck. toasting bread sounds awfully close to giving a fuck
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:02 am

shyan wrote:My favorite PB&J includes no jelly, only peanut butter. It is made with either potato bread or whole wheat and it has the crusts on. It is then pressed firmly against the plate and cut horizontally with a sharp knife. Served with 2% milk.


What is potato bread?
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby sknss » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:04 am

mu_ wrote:central to the premise of PB&J is the principle of not giving a fuck. toasting bread sounds awfully close to giving a fuck

Except that not caring stopped being cool in like 2010
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby chilljin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:08 am

i take it jelly is jam

raspberry jam with some weird dutch brand peanut butter i bought because I was too scared from the choice
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby bels » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:07 am

sknss wrote:
shyan wrote:My favorite PB&J includes no jelly, only peanut butter. It is made with either potato bread or whole wheat and it has the crusts on. It is then pressed firmly against the plate and cut horizontally with a sharp knife. Served with 2% milk.


What is potato bread?


You get a very large potato (as large as you can find really) and slice it. Then you use these potato slices as "bread". Should be about the same size as a french loaf and can be used in much the same way.
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby Ques » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:57 am

i use the weird looking multigrain that's covered in seeds bread, chunky peanut butter, and raspberry jam. i can't stand the jams with chunks of fruit in them, texturally that grosses me out. i'd never considered pre-toasting the bread before but i'll try that when i get back to the states. the crust is my favorite part.
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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:59 am

In my experience in the US, jam = fruit preservatives while jelly = sugar + gelatin + fruit flavoring. Jelly doesn't have any bits of fruit. I'm sure it's different everywhere though.

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Re: How much do you like your PBJ?

Postby Suquida » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:53 pm

May I posit:

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