I’ve been SO busy today.
No, not with dancing..nor with beauty product shopping. A little with dog walking, and eating..plenty of that.
As mentioned a couple of times, I am a nut butter freak. Addicted. Obsessed. I eat it with a spoon, out of the jar, in bed. Daily. Multiple times. Multiple spoons.
Yes, it is definitely allowed to be noted that I have more than one problem. So concealers and nail polish aside, just bring on the nut butter – and loads of it.
As mentioned here, I am
obsessed with in love with the nut butter on the right:
Nut butter craze
However, I am NOT in love with the price…
I’ve been bookmarking/pinning/drooling over homemade nut butters these past couple of weeks. It just seems so easy: nuts, and add-ins, dump all in a processor and blend blend blend until it’s butter! This simplicity is not all that attracted me; the price is frugality-worthy too! You just need to invest in the ingredients, and voilà! Nut Butter Time.
Last week I tested the waters with Macadamia nut butter. Leaving it to turn into something unreconizable in the fridge, I was obviously not impressed with the results… But after my shopping bag looked like this:
…I had to give it another shot. Which I did. Today. Did I mention I was busy?
So as I’ve read in a couple of nut butter making posts, I knew it was going to take FOREVER to turn nuts into magical butter.
So I set off blending, expecting only the worst, gruelling next hours. Alas, it took a while… with a bit of processor overheating in between.. Many posts that I read prior to this homemade test run mentioned that certain food processors might not work as well as others. Instantly I assumed this was the case with mine and did not await an extreeeeamly creamy, runny butter to evolve out of todays creation. And it didn’t. But I’ve never liked the runny kind anyways; so win-win!
In admiration of my absolute favourite nut butter I added a few shavings of tonka bean in to the mix. Can you believe I found tonka beans in Zurich?! I just happened upon a jar of them yesterday and could not wait to use them!
Here is some info for you on the tonka .
Hours later: BAMMM!
Homemade Almond Tonka Bean Nut Butter! 🙂
- 1 packet white almonds
- tiny shaving of a tonka bean
- half a teaspoon vanilla pod (ground)
- pinch of salt
- Place everything in a processor and BLEND until smooth.
Do not add any oil, even if it is not blending. It will. Give it time.
Also, if you can’t find any tonka bean, add a little more vanilla as the flavours are similar!
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo