Hello coffee enthusiasts,
Today I would like to discuss a very important part of an upcoming holiday. Now just to make things clear, we are not skipping over St. Patrick’s day. BCB is very committed to offering an assortment of themed items for the holiday that will be upon us in a few days, but those items are not what this post is about. Instead, I’d like to focus in on Easter. There is one key dessert item that is notoriously linked to Easter, and that is the Peanut Butter Egg. As a self-proclaimed peanut butter egg connoisseur, I have tried many different types of PB eggs in my day. I am proud to admit that the home-made peanut butter eggs BCB offers are some of the best I’ve ever had. That statement may seem a bit biased, but it honestly all comes down to a little secret that we’ve leaned on for the past three Easter seasons. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to share that secret with you guys.
So before we get into our eggs specifically, I thought I’d share some interesting information, or lack-there-of, that I’ve found on these seasonal favorites. You see, I thought it would be interesting to do some research to find out the history behind peanut butter eggs. I wanted to impress you guys with a vast knowledge of where they came from, who is responsible for creating such a unique delicacy, and when they first originated. Unfortunately this information is nowhere to be found, or at least absent within the limited amount of research that I have done on the subject. All that I could really come up with is the origin of the Hershey’s Peanut Butter Egg, which are amazing in their own right, but just aren’t the same as your home-made “church or firehouse” egg. Although the origin may be a mystery, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I’m glad this tradition manifested at some point.
As for BCB’s peanut butter egg recipe, the secret truly stays within the family. In fact, that is the secret. Although the process is a tedious one, Laurel does not deserve all of the credit for this specific menu item. She obtained the secret recipe from our dear Aunt Janet. Janet was a lovey soul, who would provide our whole extended family with her famous peanut butter eggs every year. The recipe was passed down to Janet from an earlier generation, and we are very grateful to be able to share it with all of our faithful customers every year. Bringing joy to others was something that Aunt Janet did effortlessly, and I know she would be so proud to know that we are continuing that tradition every year.
I hope this post has shed some light on BCB’s Peanut Butter Eggs. They will be available from now up through the Easter season, in quantities of three, or larger upon request. We will also be offering different variations to the traditional peanut butter eggs like our Inside Out Eggs (chocolate filling with a peanut butter outside), Coconut eggs, and a few others that we may mix into the rotation. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter, and make sure to come try our home-made eggs if you haven’t yet.
Until next time,