We spent 11 years in Italy as Church Planters. Our first year was quite difficult for us all. Italy has many wonderful foods that we had to get used to, and we did in a very short time. One of the foods that is pure Italian is Nutella.
I would have never let my kids touch the stuff before that first hard year, but I have to tell you we were looking for comfort wherever we could find it! It is 50% sugar, and the add says, "It is as good for you now as it was for your mother then!" What exactly is that saying anyway!
My Daughter has gotten me to sign up for Pinterest. I still haven't gotten my invite, but while I was peeking at the page they let you look at, I saw a recipe for homemade Nutella!
This is all you need! I took me awhile to find the Hazelnuts, but I kept at it until I found them. I couldn't find them already shelled though.
There are several recipes, I chose the one from the Oh-Nuts website.
3/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and with that skin removed, then chopped and pureed in a food processor til smooth.
3 squares bakers chocolate, melted in a double boiler
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
and 3 T of honey
Add the chocolate mixture to the hazelnuts in the food processor. Mix away til blended, you may have to add a little bit of milk to thin it down a bit. It will keep for a month in the fridge, but I am sure it won't be there that long!
This is absolutely yummy!
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina