whole raw almonds
** Of course, this may also be made using the humble peanut and very good it is too.
Using no oil, toast the almonds in the oven, stirring every few minutes, until beginning to change color. Cool.
Place in a food processor and grind until very fine. Continue to process until the almonds begin to release their oil, resting the motor from time to time. Process until oily and smooth. Store in an airtight jar. * Dont be tempted to think the oil will not release. I assure you it WILL happen.