Nothing Takes the Taste Out Of Peanut Butter
Image by B Tal
“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
"Ants on a Log" made with homemade Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter (inspired by The Peanut Butter Company’s cookbook).
Making peanut butter for me has dated back to that illustrious day in 659A Somerville Ave, with a food processor, ton of peanuts and a best friend named Bradford.
This batch, with a bit of a hand from Melissa and her tastebuds came out really well.
Here’s the peanut butter recipe for anyone interested in trying it out:
Yields: 1 cup of smooth peanut butter
* 2 cups of unsalted dry roasted peanuts
* 1 teaspoon of peanut oil
* pinch of finely ground sea salt
* Place the peanuts in a food processor and pulse until the peanuts form a paste. Add half of the oil and continue pulsing for another minute. Continue to add oil and pulse the food processor until the peanut butter is smooth enough for your personal taste.
* Transfer the peanut butter to a bowl add half of the salt and stir the peanut butter well. Take a taste and add more salt if necessary.
* Store the peanut butter in a covered glass or plastic container in a cool, dry place.
You also try these add-ons to the recipe above:
Crunchy peanut butter: Follow the recipe above, but grind just 1 and 1/2 cup of the initial peanuts. Chop the reserved 1/2 cup and mix it in after you’ve ground the rest of the peanut butter.
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter: To 1 cup of smooth peanut butter (see above) add 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 raisins. Taste and add more sugar/cinnamon as needed.