This is Peanut Butter Brickle. How much do you aim for perfection?
I’ve never aimed for perfection. Because all the so-called imperfect parts of me all add up to perfection.
My corn dog tail which some say should be longer.
My bad attitude which some say should be nicer.
My bristle hair which some say should be softer.
But when you add up the so-called imperfect parts, what happens? You get me. It’s like a dream come true that came true.
I know Girl Person likes to be perfect when she cooks. But it doesn’t always happen that way. Especially lately, when her mind has been all over the place, some of her creations have been well…interesting. And she took interesting to a new level this week with her Cranberry Whatever.
The dish she wanted to first make with her cranberries was a pie.
But she didn’t have all the ingredients.
So she thought about making a cake. But she didn’t have all the right ingredients for that either.
But even though she didn’t have what she thought she needed, she wondered if she put together the ingredients that she did have together, maybe that would work. Or maybe it wouldn’t. She didn’t know.
But it was either have a perfect pie. A perfect cake. Or nothing. And nothing didn’t seem tasty. So she made a Cranberry Whatever.
The Cranberry Whatever kinda looked like a pie. It kinda looked like a cake. And yep. It was kinda delicious. All the imperfect parts made for one perfect whatever. Kinda like me and Digby.
What standards do you hold yourself to? A world that expects perfection is what we live in. But the funny thing is, no one is perfect. And who wants to be?
When you take what abilities you have and use them in your own special way, you are perfectly imperfect.
Beautiful. Useful. Relevant. You.
Don’t make a pie. Don’t make a cake. Make a whatever you want to. And make it delicious.
The blog will return on Monday!
–Peanut Butter Brickle
The Cranberry Whatever For Persons And Dogs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup organic all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups plus 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, divided
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch round pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside
To a large bowl, add sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and whisk to combine; set aside.
Add the eggs and coconut oil and vanilla, and whisk to combine.
Pour the wet mixture over the dry and stir to combine; don’t overmix.
Add 2 cups cranberries and stir to combine; batter is very thick.
Turn mixture out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup cranberries over the top.
Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons maple syrup over the top and bake for about 34 to 36 minutes, or until edges are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow pie to cool in pie dish on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
Pie will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.