I first heard my friend Grace talk about making her own peanut butter. She said, Did you know there's no butter in peanut butter? Then one of my kind and helpful readers sent me her recipe: 150g roasted skinless peanuts, 1 tsp (canola) oil, pinch of salt and some sugar to taste. I finally got to try it today. Here's the evidence.
Special thanks to my reader May!
|Dry fry the nuts. Don't need oil here. Keep them moving as they burn easily.|
|Brown and fragrant after a few minutes.|
|Lay them out single layer to cool. Admire your flowers while waiting.|
|Paying for my mistake. Should have bought the skinless ones.|
This task was tedious and unsexy.
|And now for the fun bit|
|After 1 minute|
|After 2 minutes|
|Ready! Unbelievably easy.|
|Store in a clean sterilised container.|
|I wanted to try it on this bread I grew up with.|
|A tad dry. Not creamy like the commercial ones but smells and tastes good.|
|I checked the ingredients on the store-bought ones - not as bad as|
I thought they were. Think I just might continue to buy these.