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Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

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chocolate-hazelnut spread

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1. 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 2. 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 3. 100g dark chocolate
  • 4. 1 cup condensed milk
  • 5. 2 tbsp glucose syrup (available from speciality baking-aid suppliers)
  • pecan nuts
  • unsalted cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Nutty Banana Panini
  • 4 slices of sponge cake (1.5cm)
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate-hazelnut Spread
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 tbsp butter
Chocolate-Whiskey Milkshake
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla-whisky Spread
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream

Recipe Directions

  1. Roast 1 cup hazelnuts on a rimmed baking tray in a 190°C oven for 10 minutes, shaking once or twice. Wrap hot hazelnuts in kitchen towel and roll vigorously to remove most of peel; cool completely.
  2. In a food processor, process peeled hazelnuts and 1/2 tsp salt until mostly smooth and runny (about 8 minutes), stopping and scraping side of bowl occasionally.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt 100g dark chocolate, chopped, in microwave in 20-second intervals; stir in 1 cup condensed milk and 2 tbsp glucose syrup (available from speciality baking-aid suppliers). Add chocolate mixture to puréed hazelnuts; pulse until just combined. Makes about 2 cups. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Switch it up Start with the Chocolatehazelnut Spread recipe, then add extras for fun variations. MIXED-NUT Skip step 1. In step 2, replace hazelnuts with 3/4 cup pecan nuts and 3/4 cup unsalted cashews. MOCHA In step 3, add 2 tbsp espresso powder to melted chocolate. VANILLA-WHISKY In step 2, add 2 tbsp whisky and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract to nuts before processing. Nutty Banana Panini   Spread 4 (1,5cm) slices sponge cake with 2 tbsp Chocolate-hazelnut Spread each; top 2 slices cake with 1/2 large banana, sliced, then other slices of cake. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a 20cm nonstick frying pan on medium. Place sandwiches in pan and gently press down with another small pot or frying pan. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes to brown bottoms, turning over halfway through. Serves 2. Chocolate-Whiskey Milkshake Blend 1/2 cup Vanilla-whisky Spread with 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup Irish cream until smooth. Serves 1.

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