Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No peanut peanut butter!

My son can't eat a lot of things, and nuts are a big no-no! So, we found a wonderful pea-not butter from the Medical Food company Cambrooke... but, now they are not making it any more. What is a Mom to do? So, I found a recipe for this faux peanut butter called Steve's Peanut Butter in the Low Protein Bread Machine Baking for PKU book. I was thinking our friends with peanut allergies might also enjoy this one. I didn't have quite enough flavoring, but other than that it is pretty good!

Steve's Peanut Butter
1/4 c. cornstarch
2 1/2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 c. non dairy creamer
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar (or up to 1 Tbsp., to taste)
2 Tbsp. peanut butter flavoring (or more to taste)
molasses as need for color. Make it darker than normal as it will lighten as it sets up.

Add water to cornstarch and stir till all lumps are dissolved. On low, heat the creamer and butter till melted. Next add the cornstarch and continually whisk till it thickens. Once it begins, it will be fast and whisking will prevent it from clumping up. Once it is nice and thick, remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Start with a 1/4 tsp. of molasses and work up from there. Keep this refrigerated and it sill last for about a month. If it seperates, just give it a good stir. Enjoy!
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