Monday, March 17, 2008
It has just come to my attention that some of my readers do not know the wonder of roasted Peeps. Explaining this now is ever so timely with Easter later this week. Peeps are the sugar coated marshmallow bunnies and chicks that once only appeared around this time of year. As luck may have it Peeps are now available nearly year round with new shapes for Halloween, Valentine's Day, and other holidays.
Now, you take one of these tasty treats put it on a wooden BBQ skewer and hold it over your kitchen stove burner (my preferred way of roasting), a cigarette lighter (yes, I've done this in college), or any non -toxic flame (if you roast over a citronella candle it will taste like citronella- take my work for it don't try it) and walla! You have a roasted Peep. ONLY TRY THIS WITH ADULT SUPERVISION! When the marshmallow starts to melt it can be tricky to keep it on the skewer. When tiny bits of sugar fall to the burner you will get very small sparks. Not only is it fun to roast these treats but the delicious caramelized sugar and melted marshmallow is a combination not to be missed.
My mom taught me the art of Peep roasting only my sister an I weren't supposed to tell my dad we had done it with my mom. It was our little secret. I have taught numerous people this art. We roast Peeps and several parties including my bachlorette party. We even coxed a few of the designated drivers to come in to roast before driving their wives home!
Grab some Peeps and try them out! If you wait to buy your Peeps until next Monday they will be half price! They always have half price Peeps.