Well, hazelnuts... Love them.. Sweet and fragrant!
The addition of hazelnuts only makes things better!
Hence, the butter.
Following my Almond and Peanut butters, I naturally made hazelnut butter (anyone thinking Nutella right now?).
3 cups hazelnuts (remove the skins for a fairer colour)
1 tsp Stevia or brown sugar
* Blitz the hazelnuts with the sugar.
* Be patient, as it takes some time for the nut oils to be released.
* In the mean time, taste and adjust for sweetness.
* Once it looks like nut butter, stop blitzing! You don't want it to be too runny.
* Put it in a glass jar.
* Eat it!
Note: to remove the skin, spread the hazelnuts on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven (200oC) for 10 min. Be careful not to burn them! While hot, place them on a kitchen towel and rub them. Most of the skin will rub off and you are good to go. BE CAREFUL not to burn your fingers (as I did....)!
Next time I am making this hazelnut butter, I will add melted chocolate. Homemade Nutella, healthy and fast! Stay tuned!