Have you ever had trouble with bread coming apart while smearing peanut butter on it?
OK, maybe if you’re using a mallet, but otherwise… ?
For those of you who use a mallet to smear peanut butter on bread, Food Network has a video for you, a “brilliant peanut butter hack you never knew you needed.”
Except it seems like most of the Facebook commenters are wondering how this “hack” could possibly be needed, ever.
Food blogger Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks is the star of this particular video, which has over 9 million views at the time of this writing. In it, she uses a spreader to empty a jar of peanut butter onto parchment paper. She then folds the paper and rolls it out before putting it in the freezer overnight.
In the morning, the peanut butter is ready to be cut with scissors into bread-sized squares and placed on the bread. From there, you can add honey, chocolate sprinkles, or whatever else your kids like on top of their peanut butter non-“torn” bread.
“It comes to room temperature semi-quickly, but you have time to drizzle it with maybe some honey on top, some chocolate sprinkles. Kid’s love it,” said Weidner.
The food blogger explains that this method prevents “torn bread” that would otherwise occur if one were to do what humans have done for thousands of years – spread their peanut butter on their bread using nifty wrist action and a simple butter knife.
The post has over 12,000 comments, most of which wondered why Food Network was confusing a simple process with this “hack.”
“Because nothing is easier than spreading peanut butter on waxed paper, rolling it flat with a rolling pin, freezing it overnight, then cutting the frozen sheets of peanut butter into bread sized squares and using them to make your honey and peanut butter sandwiches,” commented one user.
Some other funny samples:
“The ‘recipe.’ That cracks me up. Show someone making ice cubes next. Be sure to post the recipe.”
“I cant(sic) be the only one that doesn’t have an issue spreading peanut butter.”
“If you can’t spread PB without tearing the bread, you have no business being on the Food Network.”
“The time it took to spread it on wax paper, smooth it with a rolling pin, freeze it and then cut it with scissors, I could have made you 308 peanut butter sandwiches.”
“Child-‘Mama? Can I have a peanut butter sandwich please?’ Mom-‘honey, give me a few hours though. I have to FREEZE THE PEANUT BUTTER.’”
“Here’s another one they don’t tell you: if you want to spread tomato sauce on a pizza but can’t without tearing the crust, you can just roll a tomato flat, freeze it, throw it in the trash, call your local pizza place, and order a pizza.”
“Love this…since having kids I had to quit my job due to the amount of time I needed to spread peanut butter each day…maybe now I can go back to work part-time!”
To be fair, Bev Weidner’s material is usually solid, but it looks like she and Food Network missed the mark on this one!
Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of BizPac Review.
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