Over the weekend we got inspired....we made our own Nutella!
|We started by toasting the hazelnuts (350 degrees, about 10-12 minutes) and |
then removing their skins by rubbing them in a textured towel.
|Then, we processed the nuts alone for about 7 minutes, until they started to form a paste. |
We added some cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
After processing that, we added a little canola oil until the texture became more spreadable.
|This is the finished product!|
We both agree that ours is MUCH less sweet than store bought Nutella. And, we like ours best off of a spoon--not on toast; the flavor is not strong enough to hold up with bread, crackers or cookies. In comparison, regular Nutella tastes sickly sweet, so sweet it hurts my teeth!
After our Nutella adventure, I made these:
They are actually mozzarella stuffed meatballs and we ate them as mini-hamburgers (recommend hearty dinner rolls for buns). They were a total hit--amazing!! I got the recipe here and we highly recommend them!