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Can any KitchenAid stand mixer attachments be used to make peanut butter?

KitchenAid meat grinder WOO HOO!The answer is yes. Having read a number of homemade peanut butter posts, and coming to the conclusion that no one was brave enough to take a chance ruining their mixer ...
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Peanut Butter substitute in baking

I'm a professional baker and my daughter is allergic to peanuts and peanut anything is my husband's favorite, so we have had to learn to adjust. I use soy nut butter. It doesn't contain any peanuts ...
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Peanut Butter substitute in baking

Sunflower seed butter (also called "sunflower butter") is nut-free, and we use it on sandwiches for a friend with a peanut allergy. Its consistency is essentially identical to peanut butter (it sticks ...
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How to make nut butter without a food processor?

There usually is no good way to do this, since most home appliances in an average kitchen are simply not suited for making nut butters. If you really want to do it, the preferable tool would be a ...
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What is the most cost effective way at home to dehydrate nuts?

Most dehydrating is about using as little heat as possible to dry the air out without cooking the food. On dry, sunny days, you can use the sun on a dark surface as a heat source. Dark surfaces will ...
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My hazelnut praline paste became liquid

Hazelnuts have a lot of oil in them. Grinding the hazelnuts released that oil, resulting in a gloopy mixture. The good news is, given a day or two some of the oil will separate out (at room ...
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How to make nut butter without a food processor?

There are a few recipes for nut butters on the Internet, which use a food processor. They recommend using raw, unsalted nuts, without skins. Begin by lightly roasting the nuts, then, placing them in ...
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Does natural {peanut, cashew, almond} butter require refrigeration?

Call the company directly and ask. I do that with all my foods (I live without a refeigerator). I met people who never refrigerate mayonaisse and lived to tell. Turns out you don't need to if you don'...
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Why does store-bought peanut butter in a jar have so much more oil than fresh ground?

Having recently made peanut butter by hand, (Using an hand cranked food processor). I can say after looking at the result, over the last few weeks. My peanut butter is much more oily than store ...
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Portable ways to daily grind & powder/ paste 8-9 overnight soaked & peeled Almonds while traveling?

Use a small mortar and pestle, so you're not dependent on electric outlets, batteries or such. With this small amount, the required manual effort is very low, and you can use a very small mortar and ...
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Fixing oily dukkah

I don't have any ideas on truly fixing this batch, but I think I know what the problem is. I think you over-processed it and blitzed it into a paste. It should be a little more coarsely ground, ...
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Can you make nut butters without dehydrating nuts?

You don't want to remove all the moisture, but you do need to remove quite a bit. Too much moisture can actually cause a nut butter to seize up and become very thick, similar to adding water to ...
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Can you make nut butters without dehydrating nuts?

If you don't dehydrate the nuts, you'llend up with water and nut oil in your nut butter. This is a bad combination since it is likely to make your nut butter get mouldy very quickly.
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Hazelnut spread preservation

what causes the bacteria growth (is it caused by the water/moisture level) ? Each of these foods on their own are preserved by having too little moisture for bacteria or molds to live in. So in your ...
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Hazelnut spread preservation

You put it in a sterilised jar but it doesn't sound like you even pasteurised it before it went in (or presumably use sterilised tools). So that's probably how it got contaminated; trace levels of ...
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Portable ways to daily grind & powder/ paste 8-9 overnight soaked & peeled Almonds while traveling?

Have you tried a battery operated pepper or coffee grinder? That must exist I would guess. The only issue might be you will be using soaked wet almonds so you will need a powerful motor.
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Why does store-bought peanut butter in a jar have so much more oil than fresh ground?

The difference may be in how finely the peanuts are ground. Depending on the stores machine, you may not be getting a perfectly smooth peanut butter which means there is still some residual oil in ...
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Mixing a banana with homemade sunflower butter turned into a horrible, leathery substance. Why?

I suspect the textural change you experienced is analogous to the seizing of chocolate (which is also a ground, fatty seed--in that aspect similar to a sunflower seed). Sunflower seeds are fairly dry....
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Why does this sunflower butter exude green liquid?

I agree that any oil in containers exposed to high alkaline value will develop a green residue. My vegetable oil container is stainless steel and kept in a cool dry cabinet. It is wiped clean of drips ...
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What features should I look for in a hand grinder (for peanut butter)?

High torque and continuous duty motors definitely help, so you won't burn out your grinder. Also be sure to look at how much it can hold; if it's too small you'll have to do a lot of batches. I have ...
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