For the third day of condiments from countries theme, I selected Peanut Butter for US. Usually peanut butter is spiced with honey and salt but there are also versions using only peanut to bring out the flavour. As peanuts contain oil naturally, it can be ground to a smooth paste with out adding any other ingredient. But when making at home, the usual food processor or the mixer grinder is not enough to bring out all the oil. SO we add some oil to get the paste like consistency. One recipe suggested adding peanut oil but as I didn’t have peanut oil, I went for light olive oil. This peanut butter can be used as spread for bread slices or as a substitute for butter in baking. There are so many peanut butter recipes available online and even I have made a few with the store bought peanut butter. If you want the butter to be thick, add less oil and if you want it to spreadable consistency, then add more.
Roasted Peanuts-1 cup
Remove skin of roasted peanuts by rubbing them with hand.
Take it in a mixer jar and grind until it becomes powder.
Keep on grinding until the oil in the peanuts starts leaving. The peanut will start looking like paste.
Now add enough oil and grind until incorporated.
Add honey and salt and grind again.
Transfer to a jar and use.