This peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe tells you how to make your own homemade peanut butter and a great strawberry jelly. Of course you can also buy a jar of your favorite peanut butter and jam as well!
What Fun! Just for fun, make your own peanut butter and jelly. If you really want to go Grandmother style, you can bake a fresh loaf of bread as well.
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups
Put the peanuts into a a food processor bowl.
Turn the processser on high. Scrape the bowl sides as needed to break up the large peanut ball until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy, 5 - 10 minutes.
You will need to keep processing the peanut dough ball until it breaksdown. You want to be sure it is as smooth as you desire.
Add the salt to taste. Scrape the peanut butter out of the bown with a spatula and store in an airtight contair in the refrigerator.
Use clean strawberries.
Remove the stem and cut the berries into small pieces.
Put the strawberries and sugar into a small saucepan.
Add the water and stir together.
Heat the berries on the stovetop, bringing them to a boil.
Reduce the heat, stir occassionally and cook for 5 minutes.
To thicken the topping we will need to add the cornstarch.
A good method of adding cornstarch is to first put a little water into the cornstarch and stir to combine.
Now spoon a little of the hot mixture into the wet cornstarch mixture and stir with a fork.
Add back to the strawberries.
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour into a container.
Your strawberry topping is ready for you to use as you wish. Keep refrigerated.