Friday, April 01, 2011

Homemade Nutella - April 1, 2011

Hazelnut-Chocolate Spread

When we last visited Madison, I ate my first spoonful of nutella in a long, long time. JJ had been craving it and had no choice but to share her stash with the rest of us vultures hanging around the kitchen. I had forgotten how good that crap is. And, it turns out it's not very difficult to make it yourself, especially when you have a huge bag of hazelnuts smuggled home from Oregon sitting in your freezer. I looked at quite a few recipes and ended up with this one based on the ingredients I had on hand. It turned out deliciously (although I think I quadrupeled the time it said to toast the hazelnuts...make sure to toast until the skins are nearly black and the nuts are starting to turn brown) and I have been enjoying it on toast. In fact, this morning I woke up convinced that I was going to make myself the perfect breakfast of toast with 'nutella' and bananas. I could almost taste it. But, alas, I had forgotten that I had passed up the bananas at the co-op earlier in the week. So, I had to settle for toast with 'nutella' sans bananas. Still, not too shabby.


Jaime said...

Oooo... I love Nutella! My first experience with it was in Europe in high school, so it has always seemed super sophisticated to me.

j.j. said...

WOW! After two spoonfuls from my 'stash' this AM it was looking like I need to stock up again soon. Maybe now I just need to head over to the bulk section then back to my kitchen...then to the silverware drawer.....

This looks like a keeper of a recipe to me!



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