Nutella lovers, Hi!
Have you ever heard of someone who tasted Nutella once and could resist it the second time?
And my kids. They just love Nutella so much they could bathe in it.
So basically there was always a fight over limiting the portion, rationing the jar and strict rules over -well, over indulgence.
But first of all let’s figure out why can’t you just have the original Nutella and why should you even go through the pain (Pleasure, actually) of making it yourself.
A word on Hazelnuts
Foremost, the fat in hazelnuts is great for brain building and supports the nervous system. Hence it is awesome for children! It is high in protein, iron, dietary fibre, manganese, Vitamin B and Vitamin E.
Hazelnuts 200 gms
Vanilla 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Powdered, raw sugar 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder 3 tbsp
Dark chocolate 200 gms
Oil 1 tsp
- Dry roast the hazelnuts in a thick pan until they turn slightly golden and let out a nutty aroma.
- Cool them down for 10 minutes
- Melt the chocolate for about 30-40 seconds in a microwave.
- Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and let it run for 2-3 minutes or until a smooth, glossy paste forms. If you are using a mixer grinder- make sure to take breaks as it will over heat quickly.
- Add the vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, melted chocolate and powdered sugar and blend.
- Drizzle oil in between.
- And it’s ready!
- Use a healthy oil like olive or coconut oil.
- Keep a mason jar or any resealable container ready and dried before starting.
- The hazelnut spread will be runny initially due to the heat but will thicken as it cools.