September 9, 2010

Homemade Peanut Butter

Lately I'm taking like almost a few days to a week just to get a blog post up. I don't have the luxury of a good few hours to write, or maybe I'm just slow :P Well, I tend to multi-task - blog hopping, checking of emails, and surfing for information or reading forums for my wedding preparation. :D

I wanted to do a decent post on a strawberry shortcake that I baked for one of my sisters but I'm still halfway there, sorting and editing the photos.

I thought it would be interesting to post this random post of my 'innovation' in churning out peanut butter out of soon to expire ground peanuts which I do not know and / or do not feel like making any food out of it.

That was how I turned a packet of ground peanuts that was due to expire in two months time into some chunky peanut butter. I love peanut butter with bread regularly and one fine day this thought of turning the ground peanuts into my favourite peanut butter came to my mind. If you had been to Carrefour at the Plaza Singapura, they sell a small bottle of freshly ground peanut butter on the spot and it's as if you are really having fresh pure ingredients without any preservative. I bought it twice and thought it tasted good, natural without any sugar added as they used a grinder machine to grind peanuts into a paste on the spot although I'm not sure if they added any oil or sugar after the grinding. They even have three grades - smooth, chunky and super chunky.

I have no recipe here. I simply blend the peanuts and some sugar to taste into finer texture and added some canola oil to make it smooth and there, I have a new bottle of chunky peanut butter to go with my bread. :)

The downside of freshly grounded peanut is they dried up quite fast and it would be unspreadable after that. But you can still eat on its own if you want. :P


Jess @ Bakericious said...

Ai Mei, this looks finger licking.

Min said...

AiMei, I plan to make my own too, your peanut butter looks very crunchy.

Happy Homebaker said...

What a clever way of using up near expiry ingredients :) I will never thought of using it to make peanut butter!

Missy said...

i never knew we could do our very own home version of peanut butter. this is interesting and worth trying.

sherlyn said...

I love peanut butter too, esp crunchy ones. I do not know that canola oil can be eaten raw (ie without cooking).

Aimei said...

Yeap it's worth trying but do remember to finish it within 2 weeks as it'll get dry soon.

Sherlyn, oh actually I'm not too sure either! :P I think it's fine as I've read that it can be used as salad dressing.

sherlyn said...

hehe ... hmm if it can be use for dressing, then i bet it is definitely fine. :)

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