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10-15-2007, 12:00 PM
Okay. So I'm seeing a lot of Nut Butter stuff happening.
I tried a search on it and of course it pulled up 500 threads with the words nut and butter. and not always in succession.
But I really don't have time to filter through 500 threads.
how does one make nut butter?
10-15-2007, 12:05 PM
whenever i do a search and i want a particular string of words i usually type them in quotes...
and you should come up with threads that show the exact phrase you typed within the quotes.
10-15-2007, 12:14 PM
you rock! thanks!
10-15-2007, 01:04 PM
Do you have a high speed blender? Either a Vita-mix or Blendtec? I'll tell you how I did it if you have a high speed blender. I don't know how to do it with a regular blender though.
I've made almond, walnut and pecan butter in my Blendtec, using only nuts and my butter comes out very oily. One of these times I'll take photos and post.
10-15-2007, 01:05 PM
Place the shelled nuts or seeds of your choice in a food processor to the depth to cover the upper steel blade by 1/2"..
Pulse until the nuts are chopped down into pieces the size of a #2 pencil eraser..
Turn on the machine to run constantly, & allow to run until the nuts start to form a dry paste..
Stop the machine & scrape down the sides as necessary--At any time throughout this process....
From this point forward you can procede one of three ways..
First--- Allow the nuts to process into an oily paste, using the natural oil content of the nuts themselves; without adding anything else..This will provide for a nut butter with a good taste, but a less fine texture then the second & third methods..
Second--- Add some cold-pressed bland flavored oil to allow the nuts to move about within the food processor's bowl more efficiently..This will allow the nuts to be procesed into a nut butter with a much finer texture..After processing, the oil will rise to the top in whatever container the nut butter is stored in, preventing the oxygen in the air from reaching the nut butter..This will prolong it's lifespan..
Third--- Add clean, filtered water in very small amounts to allow the nuts to move about as in the second method, & to be processed finer..Care must be exercised not to add any more water than is necessary to allow the nuts to more freely move about within the bowl..Too much water will result in poor taste, as the flavor becomes diluted..I only use this method when I don't want to add the taste of oil to the recipe, & if the entire amount of the butter is immediately going into a recipe to be consumed, or dehydrated..
Adding either water or oil dilutes the taste of the nut butter..The reason that it is not as apparent when using oil, is that the oil itself has a flavor of it's own..The oil also provides for a pleasant mouth feel that we have become accustomed to sensing as SAD eaters..
10-15-2007, 03:36 PM
thanks so much!
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