This works on almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews etc.
Step 1 – Toast – Spread the shelled nuts out on a baking tin and roast at 350 F. for about 15 minutes. Stir the nuts occasionally to ensure even roasting.
Step 2 – Grind –
a) With a hand mill. Adjust the mill to make the nuts come out as a firm paste but
do not set it too tight. A hand mill may be used to grind a large quantity at a time.
b) With an electric blender. Use the grinder or set at 'grind.' Only a few nuts should be ground at a time. Keep adding a little oil to make a paste.
At the end of the process mix in sea salt to taste and store the 'butter' in clean airtight glass jars. The amount of salt required is generally about half a teaspoonful to one pound of butter. Keep any opened jar refrigerated.