Sunday, September 18, 2011

homemade nutella.

once upon a time,
it was weekend,
i was lazy,
and i all the nutella was used up!

true story.

so what did i do?
i decided to make my own.

i've always wanted to,
only i was too lazy to follow through.
it wasn't necessary because i always had my store of nutella.
i had up to three nutella glasses in my storage cupboard.
(i bought them on sale, all right?)

but somehow i forgot to replenish them.

and so i melted my chocolate, roasted my hazelnuts and blended them together with some other delightful ingredients to make my own chocolate-nut spread.

true story.

and the result?

taste: better than the original. it was richer in taste and i used the chocolate i prefer in general.
the consistency: a tad grainy, but not disturbing.
it does have a nice texture, it is creamy.
and next time i'll just process it a heck lot more.

homemade nutella

100g semi-sweet chocolate (or any chocolate you prefer!)
100g hazelnuts
50g almonds
80g powdered sugar
pinch of salt
30g cocoa powder
3 tbsp vegetable oil

roast hazelnuts and almonds for around 10 minutes in a 200 degree celcius hot oven.
let cool, then remove skins, as far as possible.
melt chocolate, set aside.
in food processor, grind almonds until they are very fine, and they start to release some fat (the mixture will get a "smeary" look).
add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
add melted chocolate.
blend well.
then add vegetable oil, one tablespoon at a time, blending well after each addition.
fill nutella into glasses. 
store extras in fridge, the other may be stored at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.
if it even lasts that long!