Monday, November 19, 2007

Peanut butter cuppies

Over the weekend my friend Jeff and his honey Drew celebrated their birthdays with a joint birthday bowling extravaganza, which I thought was the perfect opportunity to try this peanut butter cupcake recipe. The cupcakes turned out quite moist with a nice peanut buttery flavor, kind of like a peanut butter cookie, but in cupcake form...

Peanut butter cucpakes
Peanut butter cups

Even though the recipe recommends using Skippy peanut butter, I asked Dan to make his signature homemade peanut butter, grinding organic peanuts in the food processor with a bit of salt. I also swirled some of the peanut butter into chocolate ganache for the frosting, and topped with some chopped peanuts. The cupcakes were a hit with the bowlers at the party, except one. Birthday boy Drew likes peanut butter, and he likes chocolate, but not together! How can that be?? I still don't understand. But I ate his cupcake for him. Next year I must remember, just chocolate for his birthday...