How to make hazelnut butter
- One 500g jar
- 400g Hazelnuts
- 3tbsp Cacao powder
- 2tbsp Maple syrup
- ½tsp Sea salt
- STEP 1
Roast your hazelnuts on a baking tray at 180C for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
They burn easily, so keep watch! Allow to cool.
- STEP 2
Tip the nuts into a food processor, add the cacao powder, maple syrup and salt.
This is possible with a pestle and mortar but will be very hard work!
- STEP 3
Grind for about 5 minutes, stopping to push the mixture down occasionally.
At first it will just look like sand, but be patient ... And, as if by magic, it will suddenly turn into a creamy, velvety butter. Keep whizzing until it is completely smooth.
If you feel it is too thick, add a drizzle of hazelnut oil and grind again. Spoon into a clean, dry jar.