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Peanut Butter ?

Hello Roadfooders!

I like Peanut Butter, the "creamy" version. The supply is very limited here in germany, only 2 -3 brands are offered, all imported from the USA. In the Netherlands, there one can find many brands of american made PB, also many dutch brands.

I want to try, to make my own PB, I need a receipe, who can help me out...?

Thank you, kind regards

Michael
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 15:29:30 (permalink)
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 16:15:06 (permalink)
    Good evening, PizzaNut!

    Thank you very much for the two links, can I also use salted peanuts, or do I have to use fresh peanuts in shells? (Hard to find here in Germany...)  Also, I always figured there is sugar/powdered sugar in Peanut Butter...?

    Thanks again!

    Michael

    BTW: Prices for a 350 gram portion of Barneys Best PB here in Germany range from 1,79 to 2,19 Euros, somewhat expensive for such a small portion...
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 17:16:47 (permalink)
    Michael_Germany

    Hello Roadfooders!

    I like Peanut Butter, the "creamy" version. The supply is very limited here in germany, only 2 -3 brands are offered, all imported from the USA. In the Netherlands, there one can find many brands of american made PB, also many dutch brands.

    I want to try, to make my own PB, I need a receipe, who can help me out...?

    Thank you, kind regards

    Michael


    KUDOS for wanting to make your own, but wouldn't it be much easier to ask the folks back home to send you some???
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 17:31:07 (permalink)
    Michael_Germany

    Good evening, PizzaNut!

    Thank you very much for the two links, can I also use salted peanuts, or do I have to use fresh peanuts in shells? (Hard to find here in Germany...)  Also, I always figured there is sugar/powdered sugar in Peanut Butter...?

    Thanks again!

    Michael

    BTW: Prices for a 350 gram portion of Barneys Best PB here in Germany range from 1,79 to 2,19 Euros, somewhat expensive for such a small portion...
    I cannot really tell you more than the recipes say - you can search via Google for answers.

    I am looking at a jar of Peter Pan creamy peanut butter and the nutrition facts say in 32 grams (2 tbspn serving size) that there is 140 mg of sodium and 3 g of sugar.

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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 17:37:22 (permalink)
    Good evening, Jim!

    As I wrote further above, the supply is very limited here in Germany, and I am very sorry about that. A trip to the dutch food stores near Groningen is about 1-1/2 hours from here, so why not try to prepare my "own" PB. Dutch cheesemongers sell PB here on weekly markets, far to expensive. They double the price for a 1000 gram glass of dutch PB, bastards!

    Kind regards

    Michael
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 20:49:02 (permalink)
         Sure can relate to your problem. I actually hate peanuts but love peanut butter. Here in China the availability near nil it's Skippy or Chinese brands (beltch). I prefer the chunky even harder to find. The price 13.5 yuan $2 US for 340 grams. Thried the alternatives Chinese brand half the price opened it  1/4 a slimy smelly oil tried mixing it horrible product, dog said run.
         Happened upon a market many were grinding peanuts in a big vat what a great smell seeing the product said yeah bought a ton of it first taste empressions moldy sawdust. 2nd this stuff lethal.
          I'm stuck battling the few foreigners who scoop up every jag or skippy when it does hit the shelves, we all cringe in agony as the grocer fills in the empty space with chinese PB.
          Ship it to me ? The cost of shipping be so much higher then drepping the 2 euro's it cost now.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 22:20:30 (permalink)
    the BEST peanut butter i ever ate was FRESH ground peanuts---sometimes made with salted peanuts---sometimes i mix in a little honey or sorghum--lots of  organic markets will have a nut grinder or threeWhole Foods 9a major market chain here in the states) has raw peanuts in one--salted roasted in another and almonds in the third---but the same thing can be made at home in a GOOD blender or processor. Try it out amd blend the butter the way YOU like it----hazelnut butter is AWESOME in a classic Elvis sandwich!!!
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/25 22:20:51 (permalink)
    the BEST peanut butter i ever ate was FRESH ground peanuts---sometimes made with salted peanuts---sometimes i mix in a little honey or sorghum--lots of  organic markets will have a nut grinder or threeWhole Foods 9a major market chain here in the states) has raw peanuts in one--salted roasted in another and almonds in the third---but the same thing can be made at home in a GOOD blender or processor. Try it out amd blend the butter the way YOU like it----hazelnut butter is AWESOME in a classic Elvis sandwich!!!
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/26 01:32:28 (permalink)
    I hope you can get an idea of all your possible options from all of these recipes:
     
    Here is a recipe including sugar:
    [link=http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/1230/Chef-Laurens-Peanut-Butter77761.shtml]http://www.cdkitchen.com/...anut-Butter77761.shtml[/link]
     
    Here is a recipe using honey:
    [link=http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1630,147188-254199,00.html]http://www.cooks.com/rec/...,147188-254199,00.html[/link]
     
    A blender recipe with “omit salt if salted peanuts are used”:
    [link=http://www.peanutbutterlovers.com/recipes/blender_pb.html]http://www.peanutbutterlo...ecipes/blender_pb.html[/link]
     
    A food processor recipe with “omit if salted peanuts are used”:
    [link=http://www.peanutbutterlovers.com/recipes/food_proc_pb.html]http://www.peanutbutterlo...ipes/food_proc_pb.html[/link]
     
    Another recipe with an option of using salted peanuts, plus optional sugar to taste: [link=http://homecooking.about.com/od/nutrecipes/r/blsnack19.htm]http://homecooking.about....ecipes/r/blsnack19.htm[/link]
     
    This one specifies salted peanuts, plus honey:
    [link=http://www.recipezaar.com/Homemade-Peanut-Butter-282211]http://www.recipezaar.com...e-Peanut-Butter-282211[/link]
     
    Good luck!
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/27 13:34:47 (permalink)
    Moin 6star!

    Thank you very much for the links, exactly what I was looking for, after finishing my first homemade PB, it will post a "greasy" photo...

    I own an old "Moulinette" from the early 1970s, a heirloom from my grandma, I hope, this thing will do the job...



    Kind regards

    Michael
    post edited by Michael_Germany - 2009/07/27 13:44:10
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/27 15:48:38 (permalink)
    It should. let us know.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/27 21:50:51 (permalink)
    MIchael G, I gotta say I love your enthusiasm.

    To me, peanut butter is one of those "from the gods" foods. I love it in all forms, but my favorite is chunky, natural (where you have to stir it), and salted. My favorite way to serve it is with fruit; fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries, or sliced peaches, on wheat or sourdough bread or toast. And with tea, or strong coffee, or cold, cold milk.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/27 23:14:25 (permalink)
    Michael,
    Out of Adversity comes Opportunity1 Why not get a good grinder, some good peanuts and some good oil and go into the business. Start out small at first in your local market then create a website called "Peanut Butter for ExPats' and  Target Emails to the various Expat web sites and groups. Gotta be a WINNER! I don't know anyone who doesn't like GOOD Peanut Butter, except my Grandson, and others, who are allergic to peanuts.   
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 17:59:23 (permalink)
    Moin Mosca!

    I Like PB for breakfast, on fresh toast, combined with the typical german Zuckerruebensirup (sugar beet syrup). I use this here well kown brand.

    Grafschafter Goldsaft: http://www.grafschafter.d...produkte/goldsaft.html

    Also I like to cook with PB, a teaspoon of PB in a poultry-ragout on rice adds a very special flavour, I you dont overdo it!
    Pfannkuchen (Pancake) with PB and Grafschafter Goldsaft is also one of my favorite dishes, LECKER!!!

    Foodbme, the laws for food production are very strict here in Germany, and I do not have the capabilities here to procuce large quantities of PB, just for my own usage and some friends...

    Have a nice day overseas with Peanut Butter!

    Michael

    P.S. Would you please be so kind, to share some links to american companies, producing PB, just for my "inspiration"..., thanks.
    post edited by Michael_Germany - 2009/07/28 18:08:57
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 18:19:33 (permalink)
    "hazelnut butter is AWESOME in a classic Elvis sandwich!!!"

    Moin Tiki!

    I would like to see a receipe for this stuff, badly...!!!

    A few years ago there was a documentary about "Elvis-Food" on german TV, very shrill, but some of the Elvis-Receipes "smelled" very tasty, for example the banana-penaut-butter-fried-sandwich...

    R.I.P. Elvis, we miss you

    Michael
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 20:38:09 (permalink)
    "P.S. Would you please be so kind, to share some links to american companies, producing PB, just for my "inspiration"..., thanks."
     
    Introduction to the 3 major US brands: [link=http://www.brandchannel.com/features_effect.asp?pf_id=460]http://www.brandchannel.c...s_effect.asp?pf_id=460[/link]
     
    Skippy: http://www.peanutbutter.com/
     
    Jif: http://www.jif.com/home.asp
     
    Peter Pan: [link=http://www.conagrafoods.com/consumer/brands/getBrand.do?page=peter_pan]http://www.conagrafoods.c...rand.do?page=peter_pan[/link]
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 22:04:47 (permalink)
    Only 3-4 major brands in the USA, I thought there were hundreds of them...?

    More than 6000 brands of german beer, countless, so I better start an own procution, "Michels Peanut Slime".

    Thanky anyway!

    Kind regards

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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 22:19:46 (permalink)
    Here in northeastern PA, in the great grocery store Wegman's, we also get... cashew butter, and almond butter.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 22:41:37 (permalink)
    We buy only natural peanut butter where the ingredients say only peanuts and salt. Palm oil is added to many brands to keep the oils from separating. We buy our peanut butter now because natural is more readily available. We used to make our own with just peanuts and a blender. Way too easy to make your own. There is nothing to it. Finding fresh peanuts was the difficult part because they too are usually adulterated.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/28 22:55:44 (permalink)
    JC!

    Cashew Butter...

    Almond butter...

    Over here with the recipes, badly, I am longing for this ...


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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/29 00:08:30 (permalink)
    Michael:
     
    Here is a cashew butter recipe.  You can see it is very similar to the peanut butter recipes I gave you, and with another similar recipe you could make almond (or almost any other nut) butter.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/homemade-cashew-butter-recipe/index.html
     
    As far as peanut butter manufacturers go, besides the 3 major brands there are other companies that make a number of what are called "private label" or "house" brands. (Each company puts many different labels on one or two different peanut butters that they make.)  This is the same idea as one single brewery making several different brands of beer.  For example, the company that puts Kroger brand labels on their peanut butter might also be the one to put A & P labels on some of the same peanut butter, or Great Value labels (for Wal-Mart), or Food Lion labels, or Price Chopper labels or Ralph's labels.  The 3 major brands are just the ones you will most likely find in a grocery store anywhere in the U. S.
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/29 06:38:53 (permalink)
    Michael_Germany

    "hazelnut butter is AWESOME in a classic Elvis sandwich!!!"

    Moin Tiki!

    I would like to see a receipe for this stuff, badly...!!!

    A few years ago there was a documentary about "Elvis-Food" on german TV, very shrill, but some of the Elvis-Receipes "smelled" very tasty, for example the banana-penaut-butter-fried-sandwich...

    R.I.P. Elvis, we miss you

    Michael


    That's the one---just make it with Hazelnut butter instead of Peanut---absolutely wonderful!!! ANY nut can be made into a butter---use the peanut butter recipe and substitute what nut you want---we made brazil nut butter once---and while i am thinking of it--a favorite breakfast sandwich from my youth is peanut butter,onion,bacon and mayonaise on toast!
    post edited by tiki - 2009/07/29 06:43:43
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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/07/29 20:56:22 (permalink)
    Thanks!

    Did you ever use Walnuts, to prepare another nut butter...?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_regia



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    Re:Peanut Butter ? 2009/08/02 19:12:01 (permalink)
    Greetings!

    Here a very nice weblog for all you Peanut Butter Lovers: http://www.peanutbutterboy.com/

    Kind regards

    Michael
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