You'll have about 1 1/2 cups of leftover chocolate-hazelnut spread. I have no doubt you'll find loads of ways to eat it.

Serves 4 (with leftover chocolate-hazelnut spread)


For the chocolate-hazelnut spread:
  • 1 1/4 cups hazelnuts (preferably already skinned)
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. canola (rapeseed) oil
  • 3/4 tsp. flaky salt
  • 1/2 pound best-quality semisweet (dark) chocolate (greater than 60 percent cacao), finely chopped and melted

    For the toast:
  • Four 3/4-inch thick slices rustic bread
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • Flaky salt
  • 16 marshmallows, quartered


    Make the chocolate-hazelnut spread: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange the hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, shaking the pan halfway through roasting, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the hazelnuts to a heat-safe plate to cool. (If the hazelnuts are skin-on, wrap them in a tea towel, set aside for a minute then use the towel to rub off the skins.) Once cool, transfer the nuts to a food processor and grind until they become a smooth paste, scraping down the bowl as needed, about 1 to 3 minutes.

    Add the sugar, honey, confectioners' sugar, oil and salt to the nut butter and blend until combined. Add the melted chocolate and process until combined, then scrape the mixture into an airtight container and leave out at room temperature to thicken for about 3 hours, or overnight. (The spread can be refrigerated after 1 day for up to 2 weeks; let it sit out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using, so it returns to a spreadable consistency. Note that after refrigerating, the texture will be less smooth.)

    Make the toast: Spread the bread slices with the butter and sprinkle with salt. Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven, 3-4 inches from the broiler element, and preheat to high. Set the bread on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the bread slices and toast the other side until golden brown, another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the broiler (grill) and swipe some chocolate-hazelnut spread over each slice. Top with a handful of marshmallows. Return the baking sheet to the broiler. Broil the toasts until the marshmallows are golden brown, 15 to 30 seconds (watch the marshmallows closely as broiler intensities vary). Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

    Adapted from Toast: The Cookbook by Raquel Pelzel (Phaidon, $24.95, September 2015).

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