Friday, November 16, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter

For Christmas last year, SP bought me a wonderful book called Make the Bread,  Buy the ButterIt is written by Jennifer Reese the author of the blog The Tipsy Baker. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in cooking from scratch. As she describes on her blog.  
"About the Book
Should you bake your bagels or buy them? Is it really a good idea to keep chickens in your backyard for eggs? Is there any point in making your own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when you can buy them individually wrapped and frozen? When you can buy everything you eat already made, from bottled salad dressing to canned gravy, what does it make sense to cook for yourself?"

Our staple and the first recipe in  the book? Peanut butter. There is no turning back.  Simple and 80% the price of Jif!
1 pound unsalted roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons peanut oil

Combine in food processor and grind until a creamy paste. Add more oil as needed to thin.
We don't store ours in the fridge since we consume it so rapidly. It doesn't separate or harden. I love it. Thank you Tipsy Baker!

Now go out and buy the book!

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