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  • blomeclown commented on wold630's instructable Homemade Walnut Butter3 years ago
    Homemade Walnut Butter

    A few comments and suggestions, if I may, having made nut butter like this for years.1. The stuff is AWESOME. Forget about the gourmet, organic, $30.00 per pound stuff that you can get on the 'net. This method and recipe have them all beat.2. Get the right size food processor. The one I've had for years was too big. It did a great job but it took me almost as long to scrape the walls as it did to make the butter. You don't need to spend a bundle--check your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store. They usually have a few, cheap.3. If you want to make the butter creamier, try some different oils. My personal favorite is toasted sesame oil. It adds a faint, smoky flavor.4. Your taste buds can sense much more than sweetness. That maple syrup is something I've never considered since I'm not ...

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    A few comments and suggestions, if I may, having made nut butter like this for years.1. The stuff is AWESOME. Forget about the gourmet, organic, $30.00 per pound stuff that you can get on the 'net. This method and recipe have them all beat.2. Get the right size food processor. The one I've had for years was too big. It did a great job but it took me almost as long to scrape the walls as it did to make the butter. You don't need to spend a bundle--check your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store. They usually have a few, cheap.3. If you want to make the butter creamier, try some different oils. My personal favorite is toasted sesame oil. It adds a faint, smoky flavor.4. Your taste buds can sense much more than sweetness. That maple syrup is something I've never considered since I'm not a fan of sweet butters but I have to try it anyway. Try a pinch of salt as it helps to bring out the flavor in most things. Don't add anything until you've sampled it plain. My personal favorite? Paprika.5. Get some small mason jars for storage. Nut oils can go rancid at room temperature, although it will take a while. Leave one jar out to keep it spreadable and the rest in the refrigerator to keep them fresh longer.6. Don't limit yourself to walnuts. Cashew butter is excellent (get the broken cashews, they're less expensive than whole). Hazelnuts are interesting. I've bought mixed nuts from Sam's Club and tossed them in (Brazil nuts make a lot of noise in the processor. Go easy on them, just a few at a time). 7. Enjoy the fruits (or, in this case the nuts) of your labor.

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