you are all aware that sarah and i love our peanut butter, right? we’ve made that clear? dedicating our blog to it was enough of a hint for you? fabulous. i think i’ve told you in the past that my favourite method of consumption is shovelling little greedy spoonfuls into my mouth from the jar. on toast is cool too, and i cook with it regularly: remember these? and this? drool.
but in all my years of pb addiction and home baking, not once did i stop and think to try making my favourite food myself. so happy with my preference in brand (whole foods self-serve, or skippy, if you were wondering) i never even fathomed that it was something i could whip up myself.
and then one day, i realised. and it was a game changer. you may recall this deliriously excited tweet (but probably not, unless you’re a bit of a stalker, in which case: move along son, that’s weird). this momentous discovery was weeks ago. i went about making it immediately, only to find that i’d misplaced the blade attachment on my food processor. panic station. frustrated searching of the kitchen ensued, until i finally accepted the loss and found another on a spare parts website.
finally, finally, my blade arrived this week and i hastily got down to some serious peanut butter making. now wait for the amazing part… there is just one ingredient to make home-made peanut butter. a bag of dry roasted peanuts. who’da thunk it?
watch in wonder as the peanuts turn to gravel, then wet sand, then suddenly gloopy, and finally into a glorious smooth paste. it’s like magic. the natural oils inside the nuts are released through some serious grinding. you can add salt or some sweetness depending on how you like your flavour (i added a teaspoon of agave syrup to counteract the roasty smokiness).
my home-made pb is currently taking pride of place in my kitchen and has knocked the shop-bought stuff of his pedestal. see ya, skippy. try it yourself!
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