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French Food Friday...DIY Nutella

recipe and photo from here
Bonjour mes belles,
I hope that you are having a fabulous week. Ours has been a productive one and  I am looking forward to spending some time in ma cuisine this weekend.
Nutella is a bit like vegemite, you either hate it or you love it and French Boyfriend loves it but hates vegemite with a passion.
Here is a DIY version which is described as  a chic spread in 5 minutes flat on the doitinparis website, where I found the recipe.
DIY Nutella
Preparation: 20 min
Cooking time: 5 min
100g of whole nuts
150g of praline chocolate
50g of dark chocolate
150 g of sweet condensed milk
100mls of liquid cream
2 pinches of salt
20 g of semi-salted butter
1/ Chop the nuts very finely.
2/ In a bain-marie double pot, melt the praline chocolate, the dark chocolate and the condensed milk.
3/ Once melted, mix and add the chopped nuts.
4/ Pour everything in a blender.
5/ Add the liquid cream, the salt and the semi-salted butter
6/ Mix again.
7/ Place in a jar and set aside in a cool place.

The spread can be made several days ahead of time. You can keep it for several weeks in a cool place, remove the crust on the surface before tasting.

It would be just as delicious with a nice country loaf of bread, a brioche or crêpes….
très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x


  1. I just grab a spoon and have a spoonful if I need a sweet taste .. I love Nutella.

  2. Adore the taste of Nutella, it is better that I don't have it in the pantry though!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Leeann!

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