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Peanut butter recipe

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sloggies Sat 03-Sep-11 15:31:58

Would like to make my own peanut butter. Have had a go at a MN recipe, which does not add any oil, but it just went into 'peanut breadcrumbs' and did not bind at all. Don't know if some peanuts work better than others? I used red-skinned ones, and the recipe needed me to roast until they just changed colour. Maybe I overcooked? Any advice gratefully received.

Xiaoxiong Wed 07-Sep-11 13:44:59

I'd add the tiniest trickle of oil just for binding, tbh.

This recipe says that first the peanuts will become finely ground but if you persevere they will form a paste. In the comments someone says that the best way to roast peanuts is toss in a teaspoon of oil and then roast 10 minutes at 175c, stirring frequently. I would think unless you actually burned the peanuts it's unlikely you overcooked them.

This one also uses roasted peanuts, but says that you might need to add a little oil to help binding if your mixer motor isn't very strong.

sloggies Wed 07-Sep-11 18:39:50

Thanks Tyelperion, off to have another go...

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