Nutella was invented in the 1940’s as a hazelnut spread. This is a simple recipe. In France there is a history of using plants to make some products go further, such as coffee, which has a lot of chicory in it.
400 g hazel nuts
200 g caster sugar
50 g cocoa powder
1 – 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the hazelnuts in an oven at 180C for 20 minutes and then allow to cool.
All all the ingredients to a food processor and whizz to a fine paste. You will need to decide how thick you like it and add a oil a small amount at a time, until you have the consistency you desire.
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