Friday, May 11, 2012

Homemade: Nutella

I snagged this recipe from a very nicely done, new (to me) website,  I love Nutella.  What could be better than nuts and chocolate? Who knew you could make it yourself? I think I might add just a touch more sweet; not a lot mind you, but a little.  I've taken the exact recipe from the site, but keep that in mind. if you have a little more of a sweet tooth.

The recipe is quite straightforward and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!  Looks like a trip to the grocery tomorrow just in time for Mother's Day.

Homemade Nutella
Start to finish: 30 minutes                                                                     Yield: 2 jars

1 2/3 cup hazelnuts

1 3/4 cup whole milk

6 tbsp. confectioners sugar 

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp. canola oil
12 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

Special equipment: food processor

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and roast them for 12 minutes, until the hazelnuts are browned and the skins are blistered a little. Wrap them in a kitchen towel and rub to remove as much loose skin as possible. Set aside.

In a small saucepan warm the whole milk with the sugar and salt just until it starts to boil. Remove from heat.

In a bowl over a water bath, (or in a microwave), melt the chocolate.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, grind the warm hazelnuts and almonds until they’re as fine as possible. Add the melted chocolate and oil and continue to process the mixture. Add the warm milk mixture and process until everything is smoothly combined. Transfer the mixture into two jars and refrigerate until ready to use.

Best served with fresh Blood Orange Mimosas ... we'll talk about those next time.

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