This may seem like a very autumnal post, however as the temperature here is around 13C which is not Summer. I have wanted to make my own hazelnut butter for a long time as hazelnuts are my favourite nut. Making your own nut butter is incredibly easy but slightly nerve racking the first time you make it. It takes between 10-20 minutes in your food processor to make and at the beginning you do wonder if the grainy nut mixture will turn into a wonderfully creamy and smooth nut butter, with a little patience however it will. I now have lots of ideas for some wonderful nut butters to make in the autumn and winter, I won’t divulge them now but will post them after I have made them.
This hazelnut butter goes wonderfully with so many things but my favourite ways to enjoy it are simply on toast or as a topping on porridge. It would also make a great sauce to go with autumnal and winter meals, similar to a dish I had when I lived in Norway.
Homemade Hazelnut Butter
Ingredients (makes 1 small jar)
- 250g whole hazelnuts
- Roast the hazelnuts at 150C for 10 minutes, this will give them a wonderful flavour and help release the oils.
- Place the roasted hazelnuts in your food processor and blitz for 10-20 minutes until the hazelnut butter is smooth. You will have to keep scraping the sides using a spatula during this time.
Enjoy! H x