For the next yule log recipe, I needed hazelnut praline. Of course, I could have bought it. But it’s very easy to do it yourself. And as it is also very economical, there is no hesitation.
Praline is used in many preparations. Of course, we can use it in the mousses of our logs. That’s what I did. With it, we can also prepare a Paris-Brest, a success or a homemade spread. He is so good that he is also self-sufficient. On a pancake, it’s just divine.
And then, you can also offer it as a gourmet gift.
To make this pretty and delicious praline that will serve you for many recipes, you will only need hazelnuts, sugar and a pinch of fleur de sel. For the ingredients, that’s it.
Afterwards, it is still strongly advised to have a good robot. Indeed, it will have to run for a while at full power to go from caramelized hazelnuts to a fluid and creamy paste. With the hazelnuts, the praline is obtained fairly quickly, but you still have to be careful not to burn out the motor if you are using a small robot.
1 pinch of fleur de sel
Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Roast the hazelnuts for about 15 minutes. They should be golden.
Cover the bottom of a saucepan with about 1/3 of the sugar.
Allow to caramelize over fairly low heat. The sugar will gradually take on a golden color. Gradually add the remaining sugar to the melted spots. Above all, do not mix with a spoon. However, you can stir the pan.
When all the sugar has taken on a dark caramel color, add the hazelnuts and mix lightly.
Pour everything onto a baking sheet and let cool.
Break the caramel into small pieces, and put them in a food processor with the fleur de sel.
Mix several times. Bring the dough evenly towards the blades.
When the texture is very fluid, pour into jars and keep cool.
To finish: I use my Thermomix. It takes 4 or 5 times 20 seconds to get this result.
Depending on the robot you use, it will take longer or shorter.
Also find the peanut praline. The principle is the same.