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10 December 2008 @ 02:29 pm
turns out…  

Turns out that although we went forth and bought peanuts as we were instructed–shelled salted peanuts–a critical word was not used in that phrase: roasted shelled salted peanuts. So I made about a cup and a third of utterly inedible peanut butter from raw peanuts because I didn’t know any better. It is really truly quite awful.

I will now go make peanut butter fudge with the commercial peanut butter I have liberated from Mom and Dad’s house. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Fiction Theory: humerusfiction_theory on December 10th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Well, bad on them for not making sure to point out that the peanuts status as being roasted is very, very important.

I hope your peanut butter fudge turns out well. We just made some here last night for my fiancee to take to his office christmas party, and it seems to have turned out okay with just the store bought stuff.

Lord knows he had to keep me away from it with a large stick and firm resolve. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on December 10th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
ooooo... that is a huge difference.

of course i might suggest using honey roasted peanuts next time :D much of the tasty.
dqg_nealdqg_neal on December 10th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
inedible peanut butter. I swear thats the ingredients that some no name peanut butter brands use. It is why that is one of those few products that I absolutely have to buy special brans for.
tdapenguintdapenguin on December 10th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, yay for liberated peanut butter!

How difficult was it to make the peanut butter? I've always thought that it must be incredibly annoying and requiring lots of specialized equipment, but if you did it in your kitchen I must be wrong?
kitmizkit on December 10th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
It requires peanuts (roasted salted shelled ones, as it turns out o.o), a food processor, and about five minutes. You just throw 'em in and grind 'em til they're buttered. :) I imagine you could do it with a mortar and pestle, too, but that's much too much work. :)
Zen Master of the Oreos!brombear on December 10th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Heh...I guarantee it was edible...now... the "Peanut butter" that was in the old "C" Rations boxes...THAT was inedible...