A paste made by mixing ground fresh roasted peanuts with a small quantity of water or oil, and used chiefly as a relish on sandwiches, etc.
Not just for spreading on toast! Itâ€™s also fantastic used in a sauce to go with veggie kebabs or stir fry with noodles.Try the non-sweetened brands â€“ they are much nicer. You can also buy cashew and almond nut butters, which are more expensive but gorgeous.
Developed in 1890, peanut butter is a blend of ground peanuts, vegetable oil and salt. Commercial forms, which may be chunky or smooth, also often contain sugar and additives to improve creaminess and prevent the oil from separating.