yes, you read that. a shame stick. What is it you ask?? basically it consists of a stick of butter crammed on a popsicle stick and rolled in sugar. sound disgusting?? don’t knock it ’till you try it!
the other day i was making cookies from scratch, and the butter was stuck on the electric mixer. well, i was scraping it off and like any good cook, i sampled a little bit. all that was in the bowl at that point was butter and sugar, i.e. a shame stick in a bowl…
then a thought occurred to me: i grew up with a version of ‘shame stick’! i knew that taste was familiar!! when we were kids, my mom would sometimes make us butter and sugar sandwiches. literally, bread that was buttered and sprinkled with sugar and we LOVED them! at least i did.
so it turns out that i have eaten many a shame stick in my life…and i find no shame in that.