I have never been a REALLY big fan of Nutella. One sandwich every once in a while was enough. But after trying this Homemade Nutella I changed my mind! The secret to this deliciousness is roasting the hazelnuts. This is where it gets its wonderful smell and taste from!


Inspired by Splendid Table.

Homemade Nutella

makes 1 small jar (about 1,5 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnuts (about 170g)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g milk chocolate*
  • a pinch of salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 1800C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the hazelnuts on the sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes until you see their skin peeling off.
  2. Remove the tray from the oven, transfer the hazelnuts to a large bowl and prepare 2 pieces of paper towels. Hold paper towels and start rubbing hazelnuts in your hands - the skin will easily fall off! Don't worry if there is still some left - it's inevitable.
  3. Place hazelnuts in a blender (use a good one!) and blend them until they resemble a consistency of a paste. It took me 5x30s.
  4. Add cocoa powder, icing sugar and vegetable oil to hazelnuts and blend together.
  5. Using a water bath (find out how in recipe for cupcakes with white chocolate frosting), melt the chocolate.
  6. Add chocolate and salt to the hazelnut paste and blend together. The mixture is very liquid, but don't worry, it will thicken!
  7. Strain nutella through a sieve in order to remove any larger pieces of hazelnuts left. Pour into a jar and let it thickens in the fridge. Then eat with a spoon, knife, fork, finger or just lick it out of the jar. It is worth it.

*If you prefer your Nutella to taste more "chocolatey", mix 150g of milk chocolate with 150g of dark chocolate. It really adds this rich cocoa flavour to it.

"Hey! That's mine! ROAR!"

Karolina & Bakesaurus

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