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    How To Make Coconut Butter

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    How To Make Coconut Butter

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Jul 29 2015, 13:53

    What Is Coconut Butter?
    Coconut butter is unlike coconut oil; it's an entirely different animal. Coconut oil is made from the extracted fat of the coconut meat, whereas this butter includes the fibrous shreds of the coconut meat, albeit in dried form. It's not difficult to make but it does require patience.

    Tips for Best Coconut Butter
    I recommend scraping down the sides of the food processor after an audible change where the blades aren't really catching any of the coconut. This will become an increasing issue as the paste starts to come together; your processor's blades will just whizz freely after 30 seconds or a minute of work.

    Slowly but surely, you'll end up with a coconut paste similar in consistency to a peanut butter. It will be a little drier in texture but spreads nicely. The butter will become solid at room temperature, but if you scrape a little off the top and throw it in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds, it will become soft and pliable once more.

    Buying Shredded Coconut
    I buy my shredded coconut from my local co-op's dry-bin area,

    How To Make Coconut Butter
    Makes one small jar
    What You Need
    Ingredients
    2 cups dried, shredded, unsweetened coconut
    Salt to taste, optional

    Equipment
    Food processor or Vitamix blender

    Instructions
    1. Process the Coconut: Put the dried coconut in the food processor or blender. Mix on high speed, scraping down the sides often for approximately 18 or 19 minutes, until a thick paste is formed.

    What to Look for in the Process

    3 Minutes - The coconut breaks down into clumps
    5 to 8 Minutes - The coconut starts to look more sandy and paste-like. Scrape down the sides of the processor as often as necessary to continue processing the coconut.
    11 to 15 Minutes - The coconut starts to pull together into a buttery paste. Continue to scrape down the sides of the processor regularly.

    Finished - The coconut has been ground to the consistency of peanut butter, thick and spreadable. Add salt to taste if desired, or leave plain and add salt when serving.
    2. Store the Coconut Butter: Store in a small jar in the fridge, scraping up spoonfuls and microwaving for 10 to 15 seconds to soften and serve.

    I hope you may find this of interest ... but all words above and article taken from here

    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-coconut-butter-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-166405

    All the best Jan

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