Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread is the best!
This is a fantastic alternative to store bought spread. Not only will it taste better but it will have better ingredients. It will have more hazelnuts and immeasurably better chocolate - better for you and the planet.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread
Bean and Goose Chocolate
Delicious on fresh fruit, on pancakes, or swirled into overnight oats, but best simply spread on toast and finished with a big pinch of flaky sea salt.
70g Blanched whole hazelnuts
115g dark chocolate
25g sugar of your choice (granulated, honey, maple syrup)
150ml whole milk or milk alternative
A smidgen of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Toast your hazelnuts. Heat the oven to 180C and spread out the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden, allow to cool.
Use a strong blender or nutribullet to grind the hazelnuts into a paste. This could take 10 mins.
Heat the dark chocolate until melted.
Heat the milk and sugar in a pan to a simmer.
Add the melted dark chocolate to the hazelnut paste.
Add the warm milk, a smidgen of vanilla and a pinch of Irish Sea Salt.
Chill until set.
How to melt chocolate
Chocolate is best melted in a heatproof bowl set over, but not touching a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave.