Hazelnut Praline Paste - Easy French Recipe
Easy Authentic French hazelnut praline recipe. A sweet and smooth praline paste ideal to flavors custard, buttercream or simply make your on nutella.
coconut sugar or Monk fruit Golden for a sugar free option
Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to boil.
When bubbles are forming on the side of the saucepan, add the raw hazelnut. The sugar will form some crystal, that is what you want.
Reduce to medium heat, stir the nuts to cover them into the sugar. The sugar will dissolve slowly turning into a caramel - golden sugar syrup - after few minutes.
When the caramel is formed - the sugar syrup is golden brown - remove the saucepan from heat.
Pour the mixture onto a plate covered with parchment paper.
Place into the fridge for 10 minutes until the caramel harden.
Pour the caramelized hazelnuts into a food processor and processor on high speed until it turn into a paste - about 1-2 minutes.
First you obtain a powder, then crushed nuts and finally it will turn into a paste.
Store in a mason glass jar in the pantry for up to 1 month.
for a healthier recipe use coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar of your choice.