everyone has their favorite.
toasted bread or plain.. heels or middles.. crusts trimmed or not.. not to mention the kind of bread..
how much jelly? what kind?
peanut butter.. creamy or chunky? homogenized or not?
cut? if so, across the middle or the points?
did we get this image of a perfect PB&J from our childhood? or did we acquire it later in life? either for the first time, or as something different than you grew up with?
for me, it’s a slightly toasted country white bread, a good even layer of freshly made jam (tamidon‘s Peach Ginger comes to mind), and an equal layer of creamy commercial peanut butter. I don’t think it even matters whether it’s Jiffy or Skippy or Peter Pan..
I often feel that I’m surrounded by crunchy peanut butter eaters.. I figure, for me, the crunch gets in the way of the simple flavor balance. but I like the crunch, too.. so that’s what the lightly toasted is for :)