I love my time in the kitchen, specially the feeling that comes with being brushed off by a teen daughter who knows what she’s doing and is completely in charge of the kitchen!

Homemade Nutty Spreads - Almond, Cashew & Hazelnut

Go Nuts! Literally that’s what we did over this weekend – Big Z, in particular. She busied herself by making spreads from all the nuts she could find in our kitchen counter – almonds, cashews and hazelnuts. It was a conscious decision on her part not to put any extra add-ons like coconut oil or sea-salt, in spite of the constant temptation from our internet wisdom. While making homemade nutty spreads was mostly Big Z’s initiative, it was also partly this mama’s practical quest to chance upon substitutes to keep the Z-Sisters away from the Nutella and peanut butter jars that emptied as soon as they entered our home. Could homemade spreads actually turn out as good as they are made out to be? Oh, absolutely! All of them turned out rich, creamy and magnificently delicious. Specially, the cashew spread. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow, to lather one of these joyful spreads on a piece of toast of our delicious homemade bread. Big Z plans to have a spoonful with her oatmeal. She spent a lot of time making these spreads (bless her!) because we don’t have a high-speed blender at home. I find most kitchen gadgets like food processor and others cumbersome and difficult to clean, preferring smaller gadgets like a mini dry grinder and a hand blender. But if you have one at home, making homemade nutty spreads should be like a cakewalk. Well, that could be an idea for a treat – a simple homemade vanilla cake with a hazelnut spread.

A simple homemade spread transformed itself into a spectacular treat – I’m sure love was the single-most important ingredient. Along with dollops of gratitude. Stay safe, have fun… and spread lots of joy!

Unblogging it all… Ishita

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Nutty Spreads - Almond, Cashew & Hazelnut

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Homemade Nutty Spreads - Almond, Cashew & Hazelnut

Ingredients

2 cups raw cashews
2 cups raw hazelnuts
2 cups raw almonds

Additionally, for Hazelnut spread
2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
1 tbsp sugar

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180ºC and roast the nuts for 10 minutes, having arranged them on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Once cool, loosen the skins from the nuts by cupping a handful of nuts in the palms and gently brushing them against each other.
  • Add each type of nut separately in a blender and blend until creamy (it should take 8-10 minutes on low speed if it’s a high-speed blender). As you blend, pause occasionally to scrape down the sides with a spatula for smooth blending and the spread gives out a rich texture.
  • For the Hazelnut spread, add cocoa powder and sugar while blending.
  • Transfer each spread to it’s respective jar and store in the refrigerator. The homemade spreads can last for two to three weeks.

Homemade Nutty Spreads - Almond, Cashew & Hazelnut

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