homemade nutella { 2 ingredients , no added sugar }

Nutella 

Just 2 ingredients and you can have homemade Nutella , better than the store bought one and sans the added sugar , hydrogenated oils and preservatives ! 


Ingredients 

Makes about 225 gms 

125 gms dark chocolate (atleast 75%)

200 gms hazelnuts

Method

  • on a baking tray, place the hazelnuts.
  • spread it around and bake in a pre heated oven at 200c for about 10 mins.
  • keep an eye on the hazelnuts, after 8 mins it can get burnt very easily.
  • once the hazelnuts have cooled a bit , add it to a food processor.
  • grind the hazelnuts at high until the hazelnuts releases it’s oil.
  • this will take about 10-13 mins depending on your food processor.
  • always use a food processor to grind the nuts, this needs a high powered motor.
  • chop the chocolate into tiny pieces.
  • using a double boiler method or in a microwave  , melt the chocolate .
  • once the hazelnuts start to release oil, the texture changes to a runny mixture.
  • at this point add the melted chocolate and mix both together.
  • transfer into a clean jar and homemade Nutella is ready to use.
  • this recipe makes the Nutella mildly sweet. If you like more sweet , then add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar while mixing the chocolate and hazelnuts.
  • at this point you can even add vanilla extract , cinnamon or orange extract.
  • the nutella can be stored at room temperature and it stays runny , best to spread on toast ,crepes or baking.
  • can be stored up to 15-20 days depending on the humidity.
  • grinding the hazelnuts into really smooth paste , depends on your mixer. I could not achieve 100% smooth paste, but the slightly grainy texture felt more like eating Ferrero Rocher.
  • if you like to see more recipes using Nutella, check the videos below.

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Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker 😃

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