I am reading your Pad Thai recipe and it requires tahini and almond butter of which I do not have. Whenever a recipe calls for say almond butter as in the Mushroom Soup which I posted, I would instead blend the almond nuts first with the water and then add the rest of the ingredients. It worked out well for me.
So I am wondering if I can do the same with Pad Thai? Blend the sesame and almonds with water before adding the rest of the ingredients?
The reason why I am asking is since I am sharing these with others, I would like it to stay close and taste as good as yours. Do not want to create my own version of it.... well not just yet.
I should think so... I used to replace tahini with sesame seeds ground up in the coffee grinder and then blend these in the FP with a little oil. It worked perfectly. I'm not sure about blending almond with water, however. Do you have a FP? Perhaps you could try making almond butter out of your almonds? Damzlfly posted about how to make it in this section, I think. Basically, you just use dried almonds (not soaked) and process them for several minutes until the oil gets released. You may have to stop the FP a few times, just to make sure you're not overheating the little guy. You could probably add a bit of oil as well to help the process (not sure but would think so.)
Let me know how the Pad Thai turns out!!! I can't wait to get feedbacks all the way from 'The Land Of Smiles'!
Okay a quickie ...... I got lost in transition somewhere there anyway, you know me and Nuts, we do not get along well. See I love Mr Nuts so much that I overindulge in him and he knows too much of him will make me insane *sick* so yes you said to make him into butter is to do so without soaking but do you think soaking him first *so he mellows out* and dehydrating him *for he loves it dry, to him its like tanning* will still create an oily texture, I like him that way, too dry is to hard to swallow *aisah keep it clean* (note to editor aka Carmella, if you need to censor some its fine like I said its now 31 minutes past midnight so my mind can not be functioning well *like its ever happened?*) okay late night can make me cranky and can make me talk nonsense. I let you on a little secret of mine, you want to get anything out of me, ask me questions when I am sleepy/sleeping/falling asleep.... I will give you my honest answers and I will be very open about things.... so let me go to bed now zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I am not sure about the re-dehydrating the nuts...I know u can't do it with soaked ones, but hey, life is one big experiment...go for it and let me know how it works cause I'd rather make nut butters with soaked and dehydrated nuts
Ha Ha! You Aisah girl! You always make me laugh... especially when you are all sleepy! lol
OK, great point!!! Actually, I forgot to mention that, whenever I can, I soak my nuts/seeds and then dehydrate them. That way I have 'dry' nuts/seeds whenever a recipe calls for it AND they are easier to digest. Works great! I've done it with sunseeds for the onion bread, with almonds, walnuts, pecans... whatever. It's also a great way to fill up your D when you have extra space left!
Don't know whether it would work specifically with making butters but I don't see why not! How about you try with a small experimental batch and see how it turns out? You just need a few tbs for the Pad Thai if I remember correctly.