Daring Cooks July 2010 – Nut Butter

Daring Cooks July 2010 - Nut Butter

The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own nut butter from scratch, and use the nut butter in a recipe. Their sources include Better with Nut Butter by Cooking Light Magazine, Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds, and Food Network online.

The first part of this month’s challenge was to produce a fresh nut butter using nuts of our choice.  I chose to make a raw almond butter and because the end result would be used in a savoury dish I loosened it up with a little garlic infused avocado oil. For awhile I thought my little food processor wouldn’t be able to handle the nuts or produce anything but nuts crumbs. But with a little patience and a few added teaspoons of avocado oil we eventually got there.

Daring Cooks July 2010 - Nut Butter

The final part of the challenge was to produce a savoury dish using our freshly made nut butter. I chose the butter chicken recipe as it is a dish I’ve wanted to cook for awhile.  It came out really well and yet again I find myself wondering what I was so afraid of and thinking that sometimes things are not as complicated as you think they are.

Daring Cooks July 2010 - Butter Chicken

All recipes from this months challenge can be found here.

4 responses to “Daring Cooks July 2010 – Nut Butter

  1. Can I just say that your almond butter looks heavenly! I want to eat it straight from that jar.
    Marisa´s last blog post ..Chicken with Pecan Cream and Mushrooms

    • Nicola (Wots For Lunch)

      Mmmm… all nutty and garlicky, I can confirm it’s yumminess straight out of the jar.

  2. I am glad soccer is finished and Nicola George is back in the kitchen!! Love the nut butter idea!!!
    nina´s last blog post ..Thai Corn Fritters- A review of a Thai restaurant and my first event!

  3. Nut butter chicken that is inspired and it looks so delicious and yes our fears of fears is the worry sometimes. Cheers from the Audax in Sydney Australia.
    Audax Artifex´s last blog post ..July 2010 Daring Cooks – Nut Butters

    • Nicola (Wots For Lunch)

      That is one of the things I love about taking part in these challenges, getting over ones fears and discovering the simplicity in things. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

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