Yes. I gave in to curiosity (my love) to test out (to devour) peanut butter. This time, I opted to roast the nuts prior to blending. It literally was almost insta-nut butter (but still had me wishing for the Whole Foods machine). With the lovely assistance of my sister and one of her friends, we shelled the peanuts, I then roasted them in the oven at 350F/~175C for 20 minutes. In total, it still took a solid half hour to make the butter, but the blending was reduced to <5 minutes AND there was less stopping and scraping involved.
Next time, I will try out the roasting method with almonds; I will also explore cashew butter!
...off to eat some peanut butter...
[Pictures were taken by my sister and me.]
Besides enjoying 'good eats', my sister and I attempt to recreate dishes we have enjoyed elsewhere. Friends sometimes join us in the trial and error. Some attempts are more successful than others.