Logan decided it would be fun to make a totally homemade PB&J, so we set out this weekend to make that happen.
I had already made strawberry jam to use. So, I made a loaf of whole wheat bread, that didn't rise very well. And we decided to make our own peanut butter. I looked up a few recipes and it turns out to be pretty easy. We used 1 cup of shelled roasted unsalted peanuts, mixed it with 2 tsps of oil and a dash of salt. It all went into the food processor and we processed it until it got smooth. Unfortunately, the amount we had in the food processor was too small so it never got totally smooth. So, we ended up with a more old-fashioned gritty type of PB. My smaller food processor is packed up and I didn't want to hunt it down so we made due.
It all combined together to make a fairly decent sandwich. The bread was a little small and dense and the peanut butter a little gritty, but it was certainly edible.
I'm going to a friend's house tomorrow to get bread baking lessons. My bread always tastes fine but doesn't rise well so it ends up dense.
Our ultimate goal is to make a totally home grown PB&J, but that will be a few years in the making.