Saturday, March 26, 2011
For about the past year I've been OBSESSED with making food from scratch. Pies, cookies, muffins, fancy chicken and fish dishes, the list goes on and on. Recently I've started to focus on using as many natural ingredients as possible. This way I know what's in the things I'm eating. Luckily hubby loves to be in the kitchen too. In fact, he helps out AND cleans up.
This week we decided to make our own almond butter. We already buy huge bags of almonds to keep in the pantry and jars of almond butter are just too expensive. So after looking at a few recipes online I decided to settle on just almonds - no honey, sugar, or oil. After roasting the almonds on Wednesday night, I started playing with the food processor and it was a complete disaster! We actually melted a piece of it. Apparently my food processor isn't powerful enough for almonds! Next I started making very small batches with the Magic Bullet. It worked well but it took FOREVER.
Today I had some more time so I decided to try it again. Short story is, the regular blender did the job but I still had to do it in small batches. If you're thinking about making a nut butter I would definitely recommend doing a lot of reading and getting a lot of tips. I'm not an expert yet, but I do make a pretty yummy nut butter.