Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Monday, September 28, 2009

MYO...brought to you by peanut oil

For our third week in a row with peanuts from our CSA, my boyfriend decided to make peanut butter. I had my doubts, but this turned out delicious! Not the appropriate texture for spreading on bread to make a sandwich, but definitely something tasty that we will be able to play with in future meals over the next couple of weeks.

The first decadent application: heated with chocolate to make a topping for custard

Once we had peanut oil, my boyfriend said it would be stupid not to fry something, so he made beignets. These were probably the most successful dessert my boyfriend has ever attempted. The beignets were so light and airy that I ate about 7 and didn't feel disgusting. Still, it's a good thing we have friendly neighbors who could take some of them off our hands and save us from ourselves.


  1. Mmmm... beignets. I assume you made the batter from scratch? (Also, did you eat some while in New Orleans?)

  2. Of course the batter was from scratch! As far as I know it was mainly flour, sugar and eggs, although I think heating was involved at some point (and this is where it differed from "normal" batter-making).

    Beignets were a highlight of New Orleans, but these actually came pretty close!