I swear Christmas is sneaking up on me. One minute I had all the time in the world and next I am scrambling and trying to get everything done. I got most of my shopping done except for The Best Friend (Girl). This weekend is a cooking candy weekend and maybe breads. For my fourth gift, I made Nutella. For those do not know what Nutella is, it is hazelnut and chocolate goodness. This is a favorite in my house and since I learned to make it in my Pastry Boot camp, I made it all the time. I thought it was perfect for Christmas and most of my friends and family knows or maybe has Nutella in their house. I love my recipe because it is not as sweet as the store bought version. I purchase 7 lbs of Hazelnut Praline so I am making a lot of nutella. Here is an updated version of the recipe:
(Adapted from the French Pastry school)
517 G of Hazelnut Praline
155 G of Dark Chocolate, Melted
155 G of Butter, Soften
1 Tsp of salt
- Mix together in a food processor (mixing it by hand is quite hard).
- Once it is well incorporated: jar it up, serve it, or just eat it straight from the container
I’m now debating what type of bread to go with this for my gift baskets…..any suggestions?