Introduction: How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
What is your favorite type of sandwich? Most people will say peanut butter and jelly because it reminds you have your childhood. There are many ways to live out your childhood from the different kind of peanut butter to the different kind of jelly.
Peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
Jelly (any flavor)
Bread (white or wheat)
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Step 1: Picking a Peanut Butter
There are so many types of peanut butter out there. There is crunchy and creamy, yes, but brands matter too! The brands matter because of the way the peanuts are produced, how much oil is in there, how much fat and calories are in a serving size, and if there are preservatives in them or not. The peanut butter really depends on what you are in the mood for.
Creamy is when you are looking for a smooth and easy taste in your mouth. Crunchy peanut butter is when you are looking for an adventure or something different. You are willing to WORK for your taste buds to explode. The brand all depend. Skippy and Jif are the most famous peanut butters of them all, but there are also close competitors like Peter Pan, Smucker's, or an organic kind. In order to find your perfect match, taste each one.
Step 2: PIcking a Jelly
Now picking a jelly all depends on what kind of flavors you like: grape, raspberry, mango, strawberry, blackberry, apple, etc. The flavor of the jelly depends how adventurous you are. The grape jelly makes you think of your typical peanut butter and jelly. If you are looking for a different flavor, strawberry, raspberry or blackberry may be a great way to expand your views on this plain sandwich.
Step 3: Choosing the Bread
Now the bread is important because it can change the sandwich in a second. It will all depend how healthy you are or how much you are craving something of a guilty pleasure. If you are looking to be healthy, then wheat bread is definitely for you. If you are looking for a typical sandwich, then white bread will be your best choice. Or if you are looking for an adventurous time, then potato bread will be the best for you. It depends on your taste.
Step 4: Spreading the Peanut Butter and Jelly on the Bread
Sometimes trying to find out how much peanut butter to put on one slice on bread and how much jelly to put on the other slice. If you put too much on one, it will run your whole sandwich. A good way to figure this out is always put more peanut butter than jelly. Not too much peanut butter because it will make the sandwich taste weird. A good way to figure this out is to is to have a ration of 2:1. Put a knife full of jelly one the first slice of bread, and but two knife fulls on the second slice of bread. This will make the taste sweet but salty.
Step 5: Choosing the Right Drink
The right drink for a PB&J sandwich is milk. Why milk? Because it is a drink that will get the peanut butter out of your teeth and tongue. It will sooth your mouth and make your taste bud thank you in the end. Any type of milk will work!
Step 6: Congrats!
You made the perfect sandwich! The sandwich is up to par because it is made with your standards. It is almost like you in a sandwich. After eating every single bite, make sure you lick up all the crumbs, wash your plate, and maybe make another!