There is one item in our pantry that we go through in a flash- and that’s peanut butter. I could literally eat it by the jar full ( But I wont. I promise. Unless i’m really sad, then I might). I tell no word of a lie when I say we go through about a jar a week.
When my hubby told me that his mum made peanut butter from scratch when he was younger, I knew the challenge had been laid. But really, how hard could it be if she was making it by hand without a processor! It turns out, not very. I’ll never buy store bought peanut butter again, especially when I can make two large jars full for about $2
1 bag of peanuts ( as big as you like it really doesn’t matter)
pinch of sea salt
Glob of olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. Place the bag of peanuts into a large roasting tray. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature place the peanuts in the oven and allow to roast for about 20 minutes, or until golden.
2. Remove peanuts from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled rub peanuts between your hands to remove the shells. This may take some time. Another method to try is standing outside in the breeze and gently blowing on the peanuts. You will find the skins simply fly away. Dont be too nit picky here, if a few shells remain it’s no big deal.
3. Place half the nuts into either a food processor or strong blender. Add a glob of oil and dash of sea salt and blitz. You can either whizz till completely smooth, or if you like a bit of crunch leave some chunky pieces in there. Depending on how many nuts you have, you may need to repeat this process several times in small batches.
4. Once you have your peanut butter simply transfer it into a glass jar with a lid, or a container with a sealable lid. Enjoy!