Ahhh Spring at last. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and Peeps are combusting. Wait...... What??.....
Let me break it down for you. Spring is also the time of year when stores become overrun with sugary, colorful marshmallow Peeps. So where, you may ask, does the combusting come in?
Microwave + Peeps = delicious hilarity
So, today I will answer for you, the age old question:
How do you blow up a Peep?
You begin with an unsuspecting Peep on a microwave safe plate. They look so peaceful before they realize their fate.
Into the microwave he goes. I did learn a valuable lesson through this process: It is very difficult to take a picture of something in the microwave! Who knew?! Well, here's my attempt to show you how gigantic a few measly electromagnetic waves will make a Peep.
It takes less than 30 seconds to achieve the ideal Peep inflation. In order to get a clear picture, I hit the open button and snapped a picture as fast as I could. Trust me when I say, he's already shrinking at this point (although still amusingly over-sized).
As long as you haven't charred your Peep and it's a rock of burnt marshmallow on your plate, now you get to enjoy the warm gooey-ness that is microwaved Peeps. Watch out, its HOT! That's what compelled me to grab a fork and go to town in it.
Hubby: "Are you eating it like spaghetti?? You crazy goyim." Me:"Don't hate. It's delicious!"
In addition to my own Peep exploits, I though I would expand your culinary knowledge and expose you to a few relatively new terms: S'meeps, and Peepshi. I didn't make them up, I swear!
S'meeps are naturally s'mores which use Peeps as the marshmallows.
Peepshi, or Peep Sushi, may be the most delightful culinary discovery of the last decade! Well, I may be exaggerating a little, but how awesome is this?!?!
Is your mind blown yet?? Both of the above dessert delights are brought to you from SeriousEats.com where they apparently celebrate Peeps for an entire week each year! Some of their other Peep creations include Peepza and deep fried Peeps... a website after my own heart.
But enough about Peeps for today. Hope you have a happy Easter, or whatever holiday you celebrate or don't celebrate!