|Woman's Club of Fort Worth Cook Book, 1928|
Did... did someone just write out a recipe for peanut butter and jelly? And publish it?
|If I got out a plate I'd have to wash it.|
There's only one problem with doing your peanut butter and jelly like it's still the Jazz Age. If you're mixing the title ingredients first, you then have to wash this.
If you're seriously into food history, you'll probably know that while the peanut butter and jelly sandwich gets a few odd mentions in now-barely-remembered books, they weren't really the lunch of the masses until the 1940s or so. You may recognize that the 1940s are well after this cookbook was published. Therefore, I'm not just slapping together something so I don't have to get up even earlier to start up the stove. Instead, I'm recreating food history while too tired to hold the correct end of a knife.
|This may be historic sandwich filling, but when I was tiny I would stir peanut better and jelly together and eat it with a spoon. My parents figured at least I wasn't eating anything poisonous or expensive, and decided not to put a stop to it.|
Among the cottage cheese sandwiches, pimiento sandwiches, anchovy sandwiches, and egg-and-olive sandwiches, this recipe truly stands out as the most timeless in the sandwich chapter (and perhaps the entire book). Do try it for yourself!