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Warm Handmade Nutella and Fresh Fruit

Warm Handmade Nutella and Fresh Fruit

Makes a generous amount!


3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup handmade nutella
2 cups strawberries with stems
2 cups cherries with stems


Scald the cream in a saucepan and turn off heat.  Add the nutella to the cream and stir until combined and creamy.  Pour into a warm bowl and serve with strawberries and cherries.  Start dipping!

5 ounces toasted and peeled hazelnuts
1/8 cup sugar
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate  
4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup heavy cream
Large pinch kosher salt
Preheat an oven 350F.  Place hazelnuts on a sheet pan and toast in preheated oven for 8 minutes.  Remove the pan from the oven and allow nuts to cool.   In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts and sugar until fairly smooth, buttery paste forms, about 1 minute.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the butter until completely incorporated.  Add the cream and salt stirring to combine.  Add the hazelnut paste and stir well to combine. 
Can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.