I didn't give up. My second batch of homemade nutella is getting closer to the original than the first try. According to Alberto it is not quite there yet, but this does not stop him from taking a spoonful whenever he passes by... The girls love it. They especially love the "crunchy-nutty" part of it. And me? I'm usually not a big Nutella fan, but I prefer my version with only natural ingredients to the industrially processed original. You can find the recipe here (from the blog: Italy in San Francisco).