Tuesday, 2 April 2019

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Homemade Hazelnut Butter



Makes 1.5 jar

Ingredients:
3 cups (400 g) skinned hazelnuts

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
2. Meanwhile, place hazelnuts onto a baking sheet on a baking tray in a single layer.
3. Roast for a total of 12-15 minutes at 175 degree celsius (350 degrees F), or until fragrant.
4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
5. Roll the nuts between with your hands to remove as much of the skins as possible. You can also place them in a kitchen towel when doing so. Removing the skin as much as possible gives a creamier nut butter, but it doesn't have to be perfect.
6. Place the hazelnuts into your high-speed blender or food processor.
7. Blend on low until a butter begins to form scraping down sides as needed. If you are using a Magimix blender, blend on Speed 1 for 30 seconds, then stop and see if you need to scrap down. Next blend on Speed 2 for another 30 seconds, then stop again and see if you need to scrap down. Lastly, blend on Speed 3 for the last 30 seconds, using your tamper to push down if needed, while blending. Your nut butter will be done in these 1.5 minutes of blending :-)
8. Once the hazelnut butter done (creamy and smooth), pour it into a air-tight jar and it is ready to enjoy :-)
9. This is optional. You can also add the ground cinnamon, salt, and sugar (optional) and blend until combined (about 30 seconds). Taste and adjust desired sugar accordingly. And then store into a air-tight jar.

Storage:
You can store your hazelnut butter in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, or in the refrigerator for 2 months or more (check and use your common sense).

I like our hazelnut butter pure without adding any other ingredients such as sugar or cinnamon, except if I am making it into nutella. It really tastes very good already on its own, we don't need to add any sugar to enhance it. But all families are different.

Sometimes I save the prep time by buying hazelnuts already skinned and roasted. I then just add directly into the blender, and it is ready in 1.5 minutes :-)

Additional Information:
Of all the nut butter we tried making, hazelnut butter is our favorite. It is also the easiest to make in our Magimix blender. The other nut butter such as walnut, almonds, etc. take a longer time to make.

References:

Place hazelnuts onto a baking sheet on a baking tray in a single layer.

Roast for a total of 12-15 minutes at 175 degree celsius (350 degrees F), or until fragrant. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Roll the nuts between with your hands to remove as much of the skins as possible. You can also place them in a kitchen towel when doing so. Removing the skin as much as possible gives a creamier nut butter, but it doesn't have to be perfect.



Measure 3 cups (400 g)

Place the hazelnuts into your high-speed blender or food processor.

Blend on low until a butter begins to form scraping down sides as needed. If you are using a Magimix blender, blend on Speed 1 for 30 seconds, then stop and see if you need to scrap down.

Next blend on Speed 2 for another 30 seconds, then stop again and see if you need to scrap down. 

Lastly, blend on Speed 3 for the last 30 seconds, using your tamper to push down if needed, while blending.


Your nut butter will be done in these 1.5 minutes of blending :-)

Once the hazelnut butter looks creamy and smooth like the above texture, it is done :-)

Remove blender and...

pour it into a air-tight jar and...

it is ready to enjoy or stored for a month in the fridge :-) Don't throw away your store-bought hazelnut butter jar. I use it to store our homemade hazelnut butter. In this way, it is fully labeled and looks good on the outside too :-)

I use our hazelnut butter in smoothie, spread it on pancakes, bread and crackers.

Now here comes the cleaning up part:

I use Magimix Power Blender (11626SK). It comes with glass blending jug, and it is very easy to clean.

The blades are removable, making it very easy to scrap off every bit of the hazelnut butter. Thus, there is no wastage.

A completely scrapped clean jug


I did a review of our Magimix blender. You can read it here

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