Monday, February 17, 2014

Homemade Nutella (Chocolate Hazelnut Spread)

This is my version of the traditional Italian chocolate spread that is so popular around the world. This version is healthier and so easy to make. It also taste much better!
I made it with two of my favorite ingredients: extra virgin olive oil and bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa). You can also make it with other oils. Hazelnut or almond oil would be good choices. You can also substitute bittersweet chocolate with milk chocolate.

Homemade Nutella
- 450 grams (1 pound) bittersweet chocolate
- 450 grams (1 pound) hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
- 114 grams (4 oz) extra virgin olive oil
- 20 grams (0.7 oz) cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chop the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler.

Process the hazelnuts and olive oil in a food processor or a blender until you get a nut butter consistency .
Sift the cocoa powder and mix it in the hazelnut butter. Add the melted chocolate and the vanilla.
Mix everything together. Let it set in the fridge for at least one hour.
Serve on bread.

Enjoy!