Do you like Nutela? I think nobody doesn’t. Nutella is an Italian brand of chocolate and hazelnut spread.
It is the world’s most beloved spread that appeals to everyone’s taste. Adults, as well as children, love this spread for their special breakfasts. Open the Nutella jar and spread some happiness over your toast and feel good the rest of the day.
Do you find it expensive? Stop buying Nutella jars and get ready to prepare it at home. Cooking at home can be a family affair with many ideas for healthy food. Methods of cooking vary with different cooks, but always go for the easiest and healthiest recipes.
Read the following article and get the tips for making Nutella, the food that everyone loves to start their day with.
make this tasty Nutella with just six simple ingredients.
1 cup hazelnuts, peanuts or almonds (choose what you prefer)
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1 tablespoon vanilla or vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
0.5 cup powder sugar
0.25 cup cocoa powder
Method and instructions
⦁ Dry roast the hazelnuts until they are brown and the skins blistered. You can substitute peanuts or almonds for hazelnuts. Keep moving them meanwhile on low heat.
An alternative is using the oven. Place the hazelnuts on a baking tray and spread them well, then roast in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Get them out.
⦁ Get their skins off. It is an easy step. Put the hazelnuts on a clean towel, cover them and rub them many times until the skins come off.
⦁ Put the hazelnuts in the food processor and grind them until they form a paste.
⦁ Add oil or butter and grind again until you get a creamier hazelnut paste.
⦁ Now add vanilla, salt, powder sugar and cocoa powder. Mix everything together very well until you get that nice creamy Nutella.
⦁ Keep it in the refrigerator to become thicker and enjoy this nuttier easy-to-make homemade Nutella either for breakfast or for various dessert recipes.
Nutella dessert recipes
⦁ Nutella Mousse
Whip one cup of heavy cream to stiff peaks. Then add half cup Nutella and mix by folding the mixture gently. Pip into serving bowls by using a piping bag. Before serving, refrigerate for 4 hours. Enjoy your homemade Nutella mousse.
⦁ Nutellacheese cake
In a food processor, break 280 g of chocolate biscuits until crumbs form. Add 7 tablespoons of melted butter or oil and process again to mix well. Move the mixture into a spring form pan and press well with a spoon. Refrigerate for a while. Now prepare the filling by using 250 g of cream cheese and 60 g of powder sugar. Beat together until creamy and fluffy. Now add 400 g Nutella and beat until smooth. Pour the filling over the base in the pan and refrigerate for 6 hours. Now, get 80 ml of heavy cream to simmer and add it to 200 g Nutella. Mix well and pour over the filling then freeze for 2 hours.
⦁ Nutella Truffles
Add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter to half a cup heavy cream and bring them to simmer. Pour the mixture over 250 g dark chocolate bowl. Stir until smooth. Now, time to add 200 g Nutella and mix again until smooth. After 2 hours in the refrigerator, roll it into small balls then roll the balls in cocoa powder and serve.
⦁ Nutella Cookies
Drop tablespoons of Nutella in a tray and freeze for 1 hour. Melt 1 cup butter and cook it until brown. Keep stirring. In a bowl, pour the butter, 1 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat 2 eggs and some vanilla with them until combined. Gradually add a mixture of 345 g flour, 1 tablespoon baking soda, a pinch of salt and stir until well combined. Add chocolate chips, mix and refrigerate. After 2 hours, take a spoonful and place a frozen Nutella ball in the middle then roll into a ball. Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy the rich Nutella cookies.
Is Nutella healthy?
Nutella has healthy and nutritious ingredients. Hazelnuts are full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidant compounds. All these nutrients help you reduce inflammatory diseases, regulate blood pressure, and reduce harmful cholesterol. Research showed that you should eat hazelnuts every day to get their benefits.
Also, it has calcium that supports your bones and teeth, and iron that boosts the immune system in your body. It contains fiber as well.
On the other hand, Nutella lovers should take care if they don’t want to gain weight. Nutella has 55% sugar in it, so moderate consumption is advised. Also, don’t rely on Nutella as an everyday breakfast meal for your children.
In general, Nutella is good for people suffering from depression as it improves their mood.Finally, Nutella is delicious and addictive; however, homemade Nutella is much healthier as you can customize the ingredients especially sugar. Remember: it is always recommended to cook at home because home cooking is tastier and keeps you in good health.