Wednesday, June 22, 2011

make your own nutella!

yes, ever tried nutella before? i haven't as i reading the label, i'm not tempted to try. the label doesn't "read" healthy to me.

but chocolate and roasted hazelnut as a bread spread... hmm... it must be good! so make a healthy version!

through google, found this nice little recipe, good for one big ikea jam jar above.

you need

  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

for sugar, i used brown sugar. start off with 1/2 cup and add to taste.
for cocoa powder, i used organic raw cocoa powder, which sells cheaper than hershey's cocoa powder.
for vegetable oil, i used coconut oil.

hey, all three ingredients above is the same i used for making chocolate!  :)

the coconut flavour may be a bit strong here. sub for other less strong tasting oil if you prefer. i won't bother with olive oil either.

i didn't use any vanilla extract but added in a pinch of salt.

first you need to toast the hazelnuts. you could use an oven, ~20 minutes @180c but you could get faster results on a frying pan. use medium heat and stir once in a while. once you smell the aroma and the nuts start to brown, it's ready! (it's sooooo hard not to much a few here!)

once the hazelnuts have cooled down, put into a food processor and blend till about fine. then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend further to mix everything up. taste it, and if you need more sugar, add and blend.

that's it! to clean the blender, use a piece of bread and mop up the remainder nutella. it's good stuff, don't waste it!

remember to refrigerate to keep it.

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