Cocoa hazelnut spread (Vegan homemade nutella) | Announcing the winner of Rushina’s ‘foodles’

Cocoa hazelnut spread (Vegan homemade nutella) | Announcing the winner of Rushina’s ‘foodles’
Do you remember those lovely ghugras from my previous post?  Here is another gem where that came from! [caption id="attachment_6416" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Chocolate Hazelnut Spread | ©tongueticklers.com[/caption] I was on a short vacation to Bangalore.  My parents had moved homes, so we were helping mom sort books and other things. We had simple, home cooked meals while I was at home, and most of the days Jr.H and I spent exploring Bangalore's wonderful restaurants.  I carried double chocolate cookies and plain ones for my parents that were appreciated hugely and will soon make appearance here.  Jr.H and Jr.P say cookies taste better when sandwiched with nutella and so it is fair to give you an awesome and easy recipe for a vegan one, right? The recipes for the cookies will have to wait. This recipe is again taken from 'A pinch of this, a handful of that'.  Use high quality dark cocoa powder for best results.  I love hintz dark cocoa powder and swear by it.  This time there are no modifications.  The recipe given in the book is just perfect for chocoholics!  My jar got over in a few days as we kept wolfing down spoonfuls of it!  The original recipe is ...

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