How To Roast Peanuts & Make Butter
500 g/ 17.5 oz shelled peanuts
some salt, optional
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay a baking sheet with baking paper and place the peanuts on it in a single layer. If not all of them fit on the tray than roast them in two batches.
Roast for 10 to 15 minutes until golden. Stir the peanuts at least twice in between and keep a close eye on them, you don't want them to get too dark, they will not taste good anymore. They should be slightly underdone as they will continue to cook when removed from the oven.
When golden immediately remove from the baking sheet and place into a large bowl. Let them get completely cold before starting with the peanut butter.
Place as many peanuts as your food processor can handle in the machine. Add some salt if desired. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the walls of the machine a few times in between. My Thermomix gets quite hot during this time, but that doesn't matter, it is normal and my machine can handle it.
Transfer the peanut butter into clean jars and refrigerate.