I set out to duplicate Nutella so you can make it at home — a DIY (do-it-yourself) Nutella! You'll find the recipe I created has a fuller toasted hazelnut flavor, and an altogether rounder flavor of chocolate to hazelnut ratio, like its Italian pedigree and what you can currently buy in Italy, rather than the version in the United States which leans into chocolate more with less of a flavor play with the hazelnuts. For The Love of Caesar: 10 New Ways
DIY Nutella® Recipe (Homemade Chocolate-Toasted Hazelnut Spread)
Make my fabulous copycat recipe of the famous commercial spread! Makes 3 cups
— 2 cups raw, unsalted hazelnuts, Available at gourmet shops, health food stores, and select supermarkets
— 1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
— 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) Note: it is important that you purchase high-quality semisweet chocolate chips for optimal flavor results
Preheat the oven to 350◦ degrees F.
Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet, and bake the nuts, for about 10 minutes, or until the hazelnuts are toasted a light golden brown and are aromatic. Stir halfway through the baking time so that the hazelnuts toast evenly.
Lay open a clean kitchen towel on a work surface, and using a spatula, transfer the hot hazelnuts to the towel. Fold the towel over onto the hazelnuts so the hazelnuts are completely enclosed.
Being careful, (the hazelnuts will be hot) rub them vigorously to remove the papery skins. Try to remove as much of the skins as possible, but if there are a few remaining that is alright. Discard the skins.
Transfer hazelnuts to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and cover. Process the hazelnuts for 5 minutes or until a very smooth, butter-like paste is formed and reserve. Ladies, Here's How To Seduce Your Man With Delicious Food
Note: If your food processor blade is not sharp, you may not achieve a butter-like nut paste, instead a paste with flecks of toasted hazelnuts — your DIY Nutella® will not be as silky smooth as my recipe version — but don't be discouraged, though the texture will be different, the superb flavor results are the same.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a medium-sized, heavy saucepan, add the chocolate chips, and set the saucepan over medium-low heat. Top 20 Female Celebrity Food Quotes
Cook, about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the chocolate just melts and the mixture is well blended and smooth and remains glossy. (If necessary, if the mixture is getting too hot, remove the saucepan from the heat during the cooking time to prevent the chocolate from scorching, while continuing to stir constantly.)
Transfer to a heatproof, serving bowl, stir in the reserved toasted hazelnut paste, and stir until well blended and smooth; then serve. Store DIY Nutella® in an airtight glass container in refrigerator for up to 1 month. To serve, bring the DIY Nutella® to room temperature. S'mores For Girl Scouts' 100th Birthday