Finally the moment arrived! Here it is: homemade hazelnuts spread!
You can’t even imagine how I wanted to share this with you!
The ingredients are in small quantities as I first wanted to try if I liked it. So you can double the amount if you wish, either you can do like me and give it a first try.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is MY version of Nutella. Mine! And you can taste real hazelnuts in it. So, consider/expect to taste HAZELNUTS not Nutella 😀
Other important notice: hazelnuts are fatty, so don’t exaggerate!
Making a rough calculation of macros, this nutella, which is almost 100 gr, contains:
- carbs 23,3
- fats 90,9
- proteins 23,5Note that this is an estimation.
The distribution of fatty acids has a beneficial effect for the metabolism of lipids. Indeed, hazelnuts do not contain large amounts of essential molecules (omega 3 and omega 6). However, the omega 9 input (oleic acid) is more than satisfactory to the benefit of serum cholesterol.
Ingredients (for approximately 100 gr of Nutella)
- peeled hazelnuts ( I found these on offer at Naturasì, these are really tasty!), 120 gr
- cane sugar, 2 tablespoons (or more if you want)
- unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon
- dark chocolate, 12 gr
How to do:
I recommend you to use a good mixer (mine is 650W), otherwise your nutella will be too much granular and not smooth at all.
First of all, mix thoroughly the hazelnuts, together with sugar. You must obtain a liquid mixture. While you blend, the hazelnuts will release the oils contained.
When you obtain a creamy mixture, almost liquid, add the cocoa powder.
Now it’s time to melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. I added really few grams of chocolate, but you can put more to make the nutella more chocolatey, or less for a hazelnuttey taste (Why do I speak nuts?!).
Note: when I made it the second time, I used just the cocoa powder…it was amazing itself!
In the end, try a hint just to adjust the taste. If it’s too little sweet, add some sugar.
After I took the nutella off the mixer, there were some grains of sugar in the mixture, so I put it in a pan over low flame till the grains melted. if you don’t mind some whole grains of sugar, you can skip this step.
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