Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I never thought I could do this at home!
I thought I needed a Blendtec (see it blend an Iphone here)
But no, my trusty Panasonic could do it too,
Maybe not really as smooth, but I can accept that.
My MIL loves almond butter. It is easily available in US whenever she's there, but not here. This trip back, she told me about this and being the good DIL, of course I will try to make some for her , Ahem.. *coughs*
|amount in jar is from 140gm of almonds|
Then I did this...
When I found that I could do this with my trusty cheapo mill attachment, I was soooo happy.
I packed up the balance of almonds, kept them air tight, until I return from my trip, and make more almond butter.
The next day after I got back, I gleefully milled my almonds.
But then I found out..... cold roasted nuts need more oil. I was milling warm nuts on my 1st attempt and used only 1/2 Tbsp of oil, compared to 1 Tbsp for cold nuts. No wonder the day when I made almond butter at the aunt's we used 1 Tbsp of oil for every cup of nuts or maybe even more.
Don't add honey to the almond butter. I thought since MIL loves sweet spreads, I tried adding honey while milling the almond. DON'T!!! The almond butter will turn dry, very dry. I added more oil, but it's no use.
My MIL tried consuming the dry almond butter, but it's to no avail, unless she eats them by the spoonsful. It's totally not spreadable. In the end, I made cookies with the spoiled almond butter.
Beautiful almond butter that is for beautiful bread. LOL.
Like all nut butters, the oil will go up the surface and the heavier nuts will sink.
Stir it and you will have a more even spread.
Beautiful almond butter for my beautiful daughter