I have found out that blogs are great ways to
stalk keep up with old friends. I’ve discovered some great blogs by people I knew in high school and college. And I almost always learn something from them. Today, I used this post to try to make my own homemade peanut butter. Since I consider myself a connoisseur of all things nut-butter-related, I had to try out this recipe.
The ingredients were simple enough. 1 cup of unsalted peanuts. 1 1/2 tsp peanut oil. 1/4 tsp salt. Much better looking than the ingredients listed here:
All the ingredients went into the food processor and I set it spinning for about a minute and a half.
The taste was great. Very pure and peanut-y. The texture was still a little grainy, but I didn’t mind it at all. It was sort of between smooth and crunchy.
Kinda makes me wish I had some celery sticks to dip in it. I might try a spoonful of it in my ice cream for dessert tonight.
So, what did I learn…..
1) Homemade peanut butter is pretty yummy
2) In my corner of the middle of nowhere, it is impossible to find shelled peanuts. I had to shell a lot of nuts to get a cup.
3) I think this recipe would work for all sorts of different nuts. I’m already thinking of almonds and macadamia nuts. Yum.
What is the last thing you made from scratch?