How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter – Gemma’s Bold Baking Basics Ep 23

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter – Gemma’s Bold Baking Basics Ep 23

October 27, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hi Bold Bakers!
Myself, Kevin, and even Waffles, go through
a lot of peanut butter.
So rather than keep on going to the shop to
buy some more, I’m going to show you how
you can make your own, using just three simple
ingredients.
The first ingredient is a big bowl of roasted,
salted peanuts.
Now these are just store-bought peanuts.
They’re a really, really basic ingredient.
You’re going to go ahead and pour your peanuts
into your food processor.
You can also use any kind of a grinder or
a blender.
The fact that they’re already roasted and
salted means that our peanut butter will have
even better flavor.
We’re just gonna pop on our lid, and grind
our peanuts until they form a smooth paste.
After around two minutes, you’ll see that’s
it’s really starting to come together and
form that paste.
Now we’re going to keep on going, let it
process a little bit more, until it’s really
lovely and smooth.
So it’s just been another minute or so,
and this is what I was looking for.
Do you see this?
Nice, smooth, peanut-y paste.
The next ingredient that we’re going to
add in is oil.
Please use good quality oil.
You can use vegetable oil, sunflower oil,
even coconut oil, surprisingly, works really
well in peanut butter.
But please do not add olive oil, because it
is too strong of a flavor.
Now peanut butter also needs a little bit
of sweetness.
So we are going to add in a little bit of
honey.
You can also use agave, or a different type
of sugar.
It’s just a smidge to bring out all the
lovely flavors.
Then we’re just going to go on with our
lid again, and just blend it up until it comes
together.
For those of you who don’t like peanuts,
you can make this nut butter with any kind
of nut that you like.
So it’s a really versatile recipe.
Okay, this is looking great.
Now check out this texture: smooth, nutty
peanut butter.
Now if you like chunky peanut butter, then
feel free to add in a few whole peanuts at
the end and get that bit of texture.
Now you can see that this is a little bit
soft.
It’s totally fine, because once you refrigerate
it, it’ll stiffen up quite a lot.
Pour it into an airtight container, and it
will live happily in the fridge for up to
twelve weeks.
This has amazing flavor.
It’s salty, it’s roasted, it’s a fantastic
ingredient to add into your baking, or just
eat it as is.
For lots more Bold Baking Basics recipes,
just like this one, make sure you check out
all of my other videos!