Hazelnut butter (or any nut butter) is made by crushing the nuts until a paste forms. I made use of a blender to make this spread which is high in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids.
Last month my car license came up for renewal. Before the world became concerned with illegal transactions we could send a cheque off in the post and the license disc would be posted back to us. But this is no longer the case. Now we have to go in person. The form clearly indicates that you need to take with proof of residence and your Identity Document. Together with the means to make payment, either cheque, cash or credit card. And your odometer reading needs to be filled in on the form. I have no clue why they need the latter information as we can drive our cars here until the wheels fall off! They never go for roadworthy checking unless you are selling the car. When I arrived I was about tenth in the queue. The person being dealt with at one teller was creating quite a comic scene.
I only caught the end of it, but she had not brought any of the documents with her that she needed. This is a new requirement and she was fairly senior in years so it was understandable. Next in line was a young gentleman with his father-in-law. His offer of proof of residence was not acceptable. The proof needs to be an account with your residential address listed, or a copy of a lease agreement in your name, if you are renting. His lease agreement had expired which meant it could not be used. And to complicate matters, his in-laws were living with them and had just moved here. Neither license could be renewed. They were moaning about the waste of time, but it was of their own doing. The theme was repeated down the line. Thankfully I had everything to hand and my transaction took less than 5 minutes.
Much like this hazelnut butter! All you need is a powerful blender. The possibilities are endless and you can turn this nut butter into that famous chocolate spread, or add some interesting spices for a twist. I have left it plain and used it to fill my shortbread biscuits for a great afternoon treat.
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- 100 g blanched hazelnuts
- 8 g coconut oil
- 8 g honey
- Place the nuts and coconut oil into a blender and process until a paste forms *
- Add the honey and process for 1 minute
- Store in a sterilized glass jar
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Dave and I are away for motor racing. We will be back at work on the 22nd of August. I will start replying to comments as soon as I have caught up on work.
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