What is better than sweet, chocolaty, hazelnutty Nutella? I love this stuff. It goes perfect on everything. From bread to ice cream to coffee this stuff is like a great pair of black high-heels it matches whatever you pair it with! With all the brioche and croissants this house has seen over the last few weeks it was time to make something to spice things up.
I was watching Food Network a few weeks ago and watched Giada make this amazing spread in her kitchen with nothing more than a food processor and a spatula. I thought to myself... I have a food processor... I have a spatula... why don't I have homemade Nutella?! So I went out and bought the ingredients and literally 5 minutes later I had an entire jar of this completely addictive and utterly scrumptious spread!
Now all I have to do is think of things to spread it on. Oh who am I kidding... what shouldn't this be spread on? So far I have undeniably determined it goes well on brioche, croissants, bananas, apples, in coffee, on crackers, mixed into icing, mixed into cake, on english muffins, and swirled it into ice cream. I'm going to go out on a limb and be really honest here... at one point when no one was looking I just ate it straight out of the jar spread on nothing at all!
Love Nutella? This recipe and 4 others were featured by the Huffington Post's Kitchen Daily. Check out mine and the four others and vote for your favorite: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/nutella-recipes_n_1525440.html?ref=kitchendaily
Homemade Nutella Recipe
yields about 1 1/2 cups of spread
2/3 cup hazelnuts
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 T. honey
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. cinnamon
2/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
Inspired by: Giada's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
1) Place hazelnuts, sweetened condensed milk, honey, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor. Blend together until completely combined and the spread becomes smooth. This should take 2-3 minutes. Stop and scrap down the bowl and blend another 15 seconds.
2) Melt chocolate chips and with the food processor running pour into the spread until completely incorporated.