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How to make hazelnut praline & paste

Make Hazelnut Praline & Paste

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Scale your hazelnuts

Scale your hazelnuts

Preheat your oven to 180c and put your nuts on a tray

Preheat your oven to 180c and put your nuts on a tray

Place in hot over for about 5-8 minutes

Place in hot over for about 5-8 minutes

Until the skins start to split

Until the skins start to split

Lift out

Lift out

Place in a tea towel

Place in a tea towel

Like this and start to rub your nuts;)

Like this and start to rub your nuts;)

The skin will easily rub off

The skin will easily rub off

When cool enough you can rub your nuts in your hands!

When cool enough you can rub your nuts in your hands!

This is how they should look

This is how they should look

There is always more than one way to skin a cat, you can also put the nuts into boiling water for 5 minutes to get the skins off then roast in the oven. I prefer doing it my way as I am old school!

Line a tray with silicon sheet or oil  a tray

Line a tray with silicon sheet or oil a tray

Add sugar to a pan

Add sugar to a pan

Put on a low heat with NO water

Put on a low heat with NO water

It will start to melt and caramelise quite fast

It will start to melt and caramelise quite fast

Looking good

Looking good

Nearly there

Nearly there

Done

Done

Add your nuts

Add your nuts

And coat

And coat

Turn out onto tray to cool, don't put in fridge

Turn out onto tray to cool, don't put in fridge

When cool smash them up

When cool smash them up

And blitz in a food processor

And blitz in a food processor

Like this until nicely ground

Like this until nicely ground

And there you go!

And there you go!

Ok so this is hazelnut praline. You can stop now, put it in a air tight container and keep in the fridge or freezer and sprinkle over desserts, mix into icecream. It has loads off uses!

But......you want to make hazelnut paste, so carry on

Keep blitzing on high until the oil starts coming out off your nuts

Keep blitzing on high until the oil starts coming out off your nuts

Just starting

Just starting

Like this

Like this

Add 1 tsp of hazelnut oil, you can also use walnut or veg oil.

Add 1 tsp of hazelnut oil, you can also use walnut or veg oil.

Keep on blitzing

Keep on blitzing

This is what you are looking for. From here you can add 1 cup of good dark chocolate and keep blitzing and you will have the best Nutella ever, this is also good on toast!

This is what you are looking for. From here you can add 1 cup of good dark chocolate and keep blitzing and you will have the best Nutella ever, this is also good on toast!

Hazelnut paste!

  • 3.0c Hazelnuts
  • 1.0c Caster sugar
  • 1.0tsp Hazelnut oil