So very easy and so very delicious. You really can taste the difference.
Makes a small jar, which is enough as it’s so easy to do and is much nicer fresher.
– 150g peanuts Fairtrade and pref Malawian, raw or lightly roasted
– Half teaspoon Maldon sea salt
Preheat oven to 170°C
Spread the peanuts on a baking tray and roast for 20 mins, shuffling them half way through until a light golden colour – even if you’ve bought the lightly roasted ones they are normally still very pale so this not only heats their oils up but gets them a better colour as well.
Cool for a five mins then tip into a blender and whizz. I like mine some larger pieces of nut in, not all smooth, but essentially just keep blending until you get a consistency you like.
Tip into a bowl and stir in the salt and a couple of tablespoons water. Mix that in thoroughly, and leave to sit for half an hour.
When you go back to it I found it needed about the same amount of water again as it had gone a bit stiff.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and keep out of the fridge.