Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 279: Homemade Nutella

Yield: 2 cups
Time (Start to Finish): 45 min

½ cup hazelnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter

1. Chop the hazelnuts and toast them until they smell like nuts
2. Put them in a blender or a food processor until they are a fine powder. Be careful not to over blend them. They will form a paste then.
3. Take the whipping cream and the butter and heat on the stove until almost boiling
4. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir so they melt
5. Add the vanilla and the hazelnuts and stir until smooth
6. Place in a container with a lid, and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the spread, put the lid on, and chill
7. It lasts about 4 days

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: I bought a jar of nutella to make the brownies awhile back, and then I have been having cravings for it lately, and I thought, why not try to make it! It’s a little grittier than regular nutella, but that’s ok, it tastes just great! You can buy different nut flours, maybe you can hazelnut? It is great of toast, in recipes, on ice cream, or just spoons of if like I like it. It doesn’t last as long as the store bought stuff either, so just make small batches, but I hope you like it. I ate almost the whole thing!

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