Ava Grace's Closet: Guest Post ~ Bouffe e Bambini

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guest Post ~ Bouffe e Bambini

I have been SO inspired by this sweet lady. I cannot tell you how excited I am to have her here today. Made more so by the fact that she is sharing her homemade NUTELLA recipe with us.
What could be sweeter?

HI there!!! My name is Hanna.........I am a busy mom of two, full time nurse and I have lots of hobbies that include baking, cooking, running, and sewing. I also have a blog called {bouffe e bambini} where you can find me anytime!!!! 
Today I am going to share one the most amazing recipes I have ever made. I don't know about you but I am OBSESSED with Nutella. It's actually quite bad because I eat it straight out of the jar, so I decided I had better at least learn to make it on my own, SO I did and it came out fabulous!! 


Ingredients:
2 cups hazelnuts
12 ounces semi-sweet choclate (1 bag of semi sweet choc chips)
12 ounces milk chocolate (1 bag of milk chocolate chips)
1/2 cup sugar
1.5 cups heavy cream
pinch of salt
Recipe:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes.
2. Once hazelnuts have cooled vigorously rub nuts between your palms to get the skin off. Most of it should come off very easily, if there is some skin left on it is okay.
3. Place roasted nuts in the high powered blender or food processor and puree for 5 minutes. First, it will chop the nuts and then it will make hazelnut butter. It will look very similar to a peanut butter. The goal is to have this be as smooth as possible so leave it on for a good 5 minutes. Set aside.
4. In a medium saucepan heat cream, salt, and sugar until hot. Add chocolate and stir until just melted. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minuets. You should add the hazelnut butter when the chocolate and cream mixture is warm but NOT hot. If the chocolate mixture is too hot the oil from the hazelnuts will separate and you will end up with a gloppy texture rather than silky smooth. 
Once it's warm, mix the hazelnut butter in and jar. 
Serve at room temperature but store in the refrigerator. Will keep in the fridge about 2-3 weeks but again bring to room temp before serving. 
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes.
2. Once hazelnuts have cooled vigorously rub nuts between your palms to get the skin off. Most of it should come off very easily, if there is some skin left on it is okay.
3. Place roasted nuts in the high powered blender or food processor and puree for 5 minutes. First, it will chop the nuts and then it will make hazelnut butter. It will look very similar to a peanut butter. The goal is to have this be as smooth as possible so leave it on for a good 5 minutes. Set aside.
4. In a medium saucepan heat cream, salt, and sugar until hot. Add chocolate and stir until just melted. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minuets. You should add the hazelnut butter when the chocolate and cream mixture is warm but NOT hot. If the chocolate mixture is too hot the oil from the hazelnuts will separate and you will end up with a gloppy texture rather than silky smooth. 
Once it's warm mix the hazelnut butter in and jar. 
Serve at room temperature but store in the refrigerator. Will keep in the fridge about 2-3 weeks but again bring to room temp before serving.
 It's fantastic with Challah bread!!

Honestly, this has been one of the most amazing things I've ever made. I really hope you will try it!! Thank you so much Susan for having me today!!!!!

I encourage you to visit Hanna's beautiful blog here for more inspiration. Truth be told I am there almost daily looking through her incredible recipe files. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks so much Hanna!

6 comments :

  1. Thank you my sweet friend for featuring me today! I am proud to call you my friend! Have a beautiful day lovely and eat some Nutella straight out of the jar for me!

    Xoxo Hanna

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  2. Yay! Two of my favorite gals in one place! What a treat. And of course Hanna has whipped up something delicious. xo to you both!

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  3. Susan, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful lady and her Nutella recipe with us! Hubby is a huge fan of Nutella and this would be a great surprise for him!! Mind you I will have to wait until he gets through the 5KG (yes that's not a typo .. 5kg) jar Santa brought him at Christmas.. we have bets on how it will take him to reach the bottom. Have a great evening, xo HHL

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  4. Ahhh I want to eat my computer screen...... :)

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  5. ummm... how did i miss this post?! OMG!!! i think the hazelnuts may not survive the first bit of roasting - i may eat them all as is! that is wonderful! thanks for having Hanna guest post -- yummy! i'll pop over to her lovely blog now... nutella, how we love thee...

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I love reading every last one. Thanks so much for stopping by our little blog. xo.

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