I had no idea how easy it is to make your own nut butter at home. It really is. As long as you have a food processor. I followed the excellent instructions here leaving out the ginger and honey to make a simple almond butter.
First you toast the nuts, then you add them to the food processor whilst still quite warm and add a little salt. Pulse a few times to obtain a coarse mixture.
Add a tablespoon of oil and process in 45 second bursts. Until you have nut butter.
After 5 bursts of 45 seconds I had delicious almond butter. The 2 cups of nuts called for on the Food 52 site equate to 11 oz or 310g. It made enough to fill a standard jam jar. I reckon it cost me about £2.70 which is quite a bit cheaper than commercial nut butters. I buy 800g bags of East End almonds from Ocado which seem to be the cheapest. I think I'll try brazil nuts next. Or cashews. Or maybe both....
Thank you for all the positive comments on my last post, they are much appreciated xx