Peanut Butter Woes

I learned something very important recently.

So important that I am dedicating an entire blog post to it.

You might want to sit down.

Are you ready? Here it is –

You can’t bake with all-natural peanut butter.

It’s shocking – I know. But true.

So how did I learn this? The hard way, of course.

In our effort to eat in a little healthier – we purchased a tub of all-natural peanut butter. This is the good stuff.  The only ingredients are peanuts and salt.

It was so natural that the oil separated from the butter. It took Jan an entire evening with the end of my electric mixer attached to his cordless drill to mix it up again.

Dagmar – our peanut butter expert loved the taste!

But to be honest – the rest of us missed the sugar. It tasted so – well – peanutty.

Then we started baking with it.

You wouldn’t believe the disasters.

I guess all the hydrogenated vegetable shortening in regular peanut butter is important to the baking process.

The sugar helps, too.

Now you know.

You’re welcome.

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