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I was an exchange student (ah how many times I’ve said this sentence…) 5 years ago in the US. I’m not gonna talk about how it was (AMAZING) but then and there I gained sisters! Now I have one living in the States and one living in Germany. And next week we are gonna be reunited! I can’t wait, I am so excited! So this week I am going to Germany and was thinking what I should bring. Because basically Germany has everything that Hungary has, if not more. So what to give what to give? I was thinking really hard when a completely random thing came to my mind. I should make some nutella. She loves nutella. Frankly, who doesn’t, right? I love it, too although it’s been years since I ate any. I can’t really explain why because I always think that if I eat just one spoon, I will gain a 100 pounds immediately. But with this thought, I shouldn’t be eating any brownies, cookies…etc. 
BUT today I tried my homemade Nutella. OH MY GOD. I wouldn’t have thought that it really will actually taste like the original Nutella. But it does! And to tell the truth, it tastes even better! But homemade is always better. Right? 🙂 It is made with love and natural ingredients. And real chocolate…hmmm…Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
If that hasn’t convinced you to make some now, then I will tell you, it is SO easy to make! I am not saying it is mess-free. Nah, I made a huge mess in my kitchen but it’s due to my very small food processor and my wish to make an enormous amount of lovely hazelnut-chocolate spread 🙂 

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Homemade Nutella
makes for 3 jars

200 g Hazelnuts
1 can Condensed Milk
255 g Chocolate – the darker the better
1/2 cup hot Milk

Roast the hazelnuts for about 10-15 minutes either in the oven or in a dry pan over the heat. 
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When the nuts are ready put them on a tray or a magazine and let them cool down a little. 
Once they are not hot anymore, place them in the food processor and start processing them. 
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It will be quite a while, if you don’t have a very professional machine, like me. The hazelnuts will become Hazelnut butter and will look like this.
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When you’re done with this, start bringing water to a boil. Place a big bowl over the water and melt the chocolate. 
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When the chocolate has melted, pour the condensed milk in.
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Mix them together. 
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Love the chocolate swirls 🙂 Then get ready to add the mixture to the hazelnut butter and process it some more. Add the hot milk if you find it too dense, I did. But if you like it thick, then you can leave the milk out. 
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When it is creamy enough, Nutella has been created! Congrats! Brace yourself for some battle with yourself, it will be VERY hard not to eat a lot 🙂

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