Homemade peanut butter & jelly sandwich – PB&J – Concrete Genie

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Concrete Genie is a game that mainly relies on painting colorful drawings on the walls of the grim port city of Denska. This does not sound much exciting, but a few screenshots from this PS4 exclusive title are enough to make us know that we are dealing with something more than just a short, seemingly childish tale with simple mechanics. Concrete Genie is actually a short, but extremely magical and original journey that will take you into the world of colorful paintings, fabulous sounds and children’s dreams about special friends. With a pure heart, I recommend the title to everyone who has PS4 on their disposal – the game is a great refreshment among the multitude of similar action games.

And although I did not expect any culinary motifs from this game, maybe except for sardine advertisements on walls, (after all Denska is located by the water), the main character is accompanied by a thermos with a sandwich already in the intro cutscene. And not just any sandwich, because it is clearly seen that this is the legendary PB&J sandwich, i.e. bread sandwich with peanut butter and jam loved by American kids. You may be wondering why you’re getting here a simple sandwich recipe, especially since peanut butter and jam can be easily bought in the store. Well, because the homemade version is much better – until I tried my own production of it, I was not very enthusiastic about this nut spread in the store-bought version, especially because they were not really affordable in terms of price either. Apparently the composition is only nuts and a little salt, but the style of preparation is of great importance, especially the proper roasting of nuts. If you have grinding equipment at your disposal, don’t hesitate to try this recipe, because the production of homemade peanut butter will take you about 15 minutes. It’s also time to immerse yourself in childhood memories – a peanut butter and jam sandwich is the perfect addition to the bite when transforming Denski into a colorful landscape!

A thermos with a warm drink and a sandwich with peanut butter and jelly are the perfect set!
Ash’s parents take care of his hunger!

Concrete Genie
sandwich with homemade peanut butter from roasted nuts and strawberry jam

PREP TIME: 15 min
PRICE: low
LEVEL: easy
kitchen robot with blades (food processor)


unsalted peanuts – 350g
salt – 1/2 tsp
fresh or frozen strawberries – 500g
sugar – 2 tbsp
lemon juice – 1 tbsp
toast bread slices



Put the nuts on a dry and hot pan and roast them on medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. They must be sligthly browned. Let them cool for a few minutes.

2. GRINDING (5 min)

Put warm (but not hot) toasted nuts on the food processor. Mix them pulsating for about 5 minutes, taking breaks from time to time so as not to overheat the engine. After the first 2-3 minutes, a greasy mass should begin to form. Continue blending until a uniform, creamy consistency is obtained. Add a little salt to taste and mix again.

3. STRAWBERRY JAM (20 min)

If you want to be tempted by a quick version of home-made jam – put fresh or frozen strawberries and sugar in the pot. Heat to boiling and crush the strawberries, e.g. with a potato masher. Cook for about 15 minutes on low heat until the mass thickens. Finally, add a little lemon juice to balance the taste. Cool completely.

4. ASSEMBLY (20 min)

Spread generously with peanut butter and then jam.


Peanut butter and jelly sandwich is perfect not only with the morning coffee! Ash recommends it!

Special thanks to PlayStation Polska for game copy and gifts!

You can buy Concrete Genie at PS Store

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