So, making nut butter was a breeze, just whiz up the nuts and add a little olive oil to make it smooth. There's a bunch of things to read on it if you need more information, but basically I roasted the nuts at 350 degrees for about eight minutes, until toasty. Then I whizzed it in the food processor for a while, scraping down the sides every so often--you want to wait until it balls up, then it will break down again and turn creamy. It's then that you can add a little stream of olive oil to further the creaminess. I didn't add much, perhaps a tablespoon?
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Almond Butter Cookies
My new favorite cookie. How can you not love a cookie that you can make when camping? How can you not love a cookie with three ingredients, one of them (the sugar) optional? For those who follow a gluten free diet, you are in luck! I found the recipe for these almond butter cookies at ShowFood Chef and put it on the top of the list immediately. I had a bunch of almonds that I needed to attend to and here was my opportunity. Ever since I saw a bit on making almond butter on The Wynk (which I can't find now), I've been thinking about it. It was one of those moments when you smack your forehead and think, of course! I have nuts, et voila, I can make nut butter. Sometimes I'm a little thick.