Creams or nut butters are already part of many of our pantries. Perhaps the most popular are those made with peanuts or almonds, but today we want to suggest using another nut to prepare a homemade hazelnut cream.
We have chosen to use already toasted and skinless hazelnuts, very easy to find. Another option would be to use hazelnuts with skin, in which case you will have to toast the hazelnuts in the oven for 10 minutes at 180ºC and then remove the skin with the help of a kitchen towel.
If you prefer this sweeter cream You can add some sugar, some dates or a sweetener to taste. A pinch of salt also works well to enhance the hazelnut flavor. In some cases, you can also add a dash of sunflower oil to speed up the process of turning the hazelnuts into cream or butter, but with a little patience you will see that it is not necessary to add any other ingredient.
Hazelnut spread can be used in many ways.. It is ideal for spreading on toast with breakfast, it can also be used to make chocolate and hazelnut cream, cake fillings or ice cream. In savory dishes, hazelnut cream can be used to make sauces and dressings, among others.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- total time: 10 minutes
- rations: 8,200g
- Category: cake shop
- type of cuisine: international
- Calories per serving (kcal):157
Hazelnut cream ingredients for 200 g
- 200 g toasted hazelnuts
How to make homemade hazelnut cream
This is a simple preparation. We will only have to take 200 g of toasted and skinless hazelnuts to a powerful food processor or a food processor.
We will be crushing the hazelnuts little by little and removing those that remain on the walls so that they are all crushed equally. For this we are going to help ourselves with a palette or kitchen spatula.sofia de la torre
We will see that little by little a mass of uniform dust is formed. This will come about 5 minutes after we started grinding the hazelnuts. If necessary, we would use the palette again to remove the hazelnuts so that they are all crushed equally.
Depending on the power of our machine, the hazelnuts will need 4 or 5 more minutes until the cream is formed thanks to the heat of the machine and the oil released by the hazelnuts.sofia de la torre
After this time, the cream will be ready and can be used freshly made. If we are not going to use it immediately, we can keep it in a glass jar in the fridge for a few days. This cream is ideal for spreading on toast or any type of sweet or savory preparation.sofia de la torre
Easy preparation summary
- We take the hazelnuts to the food processor
- Crush the hazelnuts and lower with a spatula those that remain on the walls
- We continue grinding until we get a mass of powder
- We crush 4 or 5 more minutes until the cream is formed
- We use the cream immediately or keep it in the fridge for other preparations