Thus began my little experiment...
First, I "toasted" the peanuts in a frying pan without any oil
|'Toasting' peanuts in a frying pan|
Then came the worst part of my experiment..... I had to remove all the skin from the peanuts! I was literally kicking myself for not buying peanuts which had the skin removed. Anyway, when I finally removed all the skin from the peanuts, I chucked them into my blender. Many websites mention that a food processor should be used, NOT a blender because it might overheat. I didn't have a food processor, so my Bosch cake mixer cum blender was the only option. I did stop often to let my blender rest though.
|Place peanuts in a blender or food processor|
As I blended the peanuts, it went through different stages before eventually getting to the peanut butter stage. Amazingly, it became creamy peanut butter without any liquids added!
|Different stages of blended peanuts|
Verdict? I liked it!! It was not as sweet or as oily as store bought peanut butter and had a very natural taste. Maybe next time I'll experiment with different nuts or add some honey :)