It seems everyone agrees that where food is concerned ugly is better 🙂
But not where this food is concerned…
I finally did it. Made my own coconut butter, that is.
I said yesterday, I was going to try and talk some sense into my blender because it really WASN’T playing the game. I chucked in the coconut, (on Monday) left it blending for a few minutes – and smoke was coming out of it. And it sounded like it was about to explode. And the walls of my house are very thin. And the coconut hadn’t changed much 😦
I tried again a few times during the week with the same results, with the entertaining variation of this:
Although the blender couldn’t make coconut butter, it COULD make squashed coconut/chewed rubber mashup.
So yesterday, I lugged out my mum’s ancient Magimix:
And chucked in a whole packet of coconut. I left it churning away while I did something else, without really watching but when I did look at it:
Stirrings of excitement – it was working. I confess I did have to tear myself away from staring down the funnel and watching the magic happen 🙂
And about five minutes later, I had this:
It pours and everything!
It’s possible that I was slightly overexcited by it, if you hadn’t guessed 🙂 The key was clearly the food processor rather than the blender approach.
Something else that made me happy today was the fact the almond butter blondies did result in an empty AB jar, just begging to be filled with porridge.
But those Meridian jars are tiny. I could of course just have cooked less porridge but having given that thought careful consideration for at least half a second, I decided against it. Then I found something else hiding in the cupboard:
It had to be Oats In Two Jars 🙂
I made butternut puree porridge, a la Emily Elizabeth (a recipe I knew straight away had to be tried – and it’s definitely a winner)
And added the banana this morning, which had to be the perfect breakfast – delicious, filling…. and two helpings 🙂
So I just need to eat more nut butter… and on that note, Emma, aka Sweet Tooth Runner, is holding a giveaway for Meridian ones (and other products). Getting over there as we speak… thanks Emma!
Off to eat some more coconut butter methinks – and to come up with more nuts that could be butterfied in the Magimix… can’t believe the ancient machine outdid the modern one!
Do you make your own nut butters? What’s your favourite?