Not that we think there needs to be an excuse to eat Nutella, but if one exists, then we're certainly going to take advantage of it! Today, Feb. 5, happens to be World Nutella Day, and the only appropriate way to celebrate with your kids is in the kitchen. Here are five sinfully sweet treats that incorporate the chocolate-hazelnut goodness. Eat up, and enjoy!
Two words: Nutella pizza. To put it mildly, I was smitten at first sight and in a full-blown love affair with the epic treat at first bite. It's life-changing, to say the least, so I'm shocked that it had never crossed my mind to slather gobs of Nutella on toast's most delicious kissing cousin.
The only way I can explain this oversight is that perhaps I was too busy gorging myself on the treat in my typical manner, which is to say I was spooning it jar to mouth — repeat ad nauseum.
Time for another confession: I'm harboring a full-blown addiction to anything Nutella or nut butter-related. Think I'm joking? When left to my own devices, I've been known to down an entire tub of the unctuous spread in the span of a week. Now, rather than lament my (no longer) secret shame, I've chosen instead to be proactive and make my own, so at the very least I'm enjoying the treat to its fullest, rather than supping on the saccharine mass-manufactured spread once more.
Keep reading to learn how to whip up a batch of your own.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to make sweet treats for the ones we love, and since my love is a chocoholic, I get to try out a couple of new chocolate recipes every February. This month: a decadent Nutella pound cake that will make your sweetheart swoon.
Traditionally a pound cake is exactly that: one pound each of the essential ingredients — flour, sugar, eggs, and of course, butter. The cake is pretty easy to make even for a beginner baker, and the key is to never overmix the pound cake batter. You can either layer the Nutella and cake batter to create a swirled, marbled effect or fold the chocolate hazelnut spread into the cake batter entirely.
This is a dense cake, so use the toothpick trick to see if it is baked completely. Resist the urge to cut into the cake right away and be sure to let it cool for at least 20 minutes, otherwise the cake might start break apart as it cools. To serve, sprinkle with cocoa powder and pour a tall glass of cold milk. If you have a chocoholic or Nutella fiend in your life, keep reading for the recipe.
When the weather is hot, we love easy no-bake desserts! Here, Gabriela Une Vie Saine shares her favorite no-bake treat, an uncomplicated raspberry nutella pie.
A decadent no-bake pie with Nutella and raspberries as the star ingredients!
If you missed celebrating national Nutella Day a couple weeks ago, don't fret, just fill your cookie jar with these delectable Nutella sandwich cookies! This sweet treat has great texture with a crunchy cookie and easy creamy Nutella filling. Traditionally, linzer cookies are made around the holidays and filled with jam, but a chocolate hazelnut spread makes the cookie perfect for Valentine's Day. If you and your sweetheart are crazy for hazelnuts, toast them before adding to the dough to further enhance their flavor. Pull out those cookie cutters and get to baking these heart-shaped delights after you read more.
Ever since I made homemade Nutella, I haven't been able to get the delicious combination of chocolate and hazelnuts out of my mind. That's why, when I found this spectacular-sounding cake recipe, I knew it must be served at Christmas dinner.
Both the batter and the frosting have Nutella, and chopped toasted hazelnuts add a lovely texture and crunch to the cake. The best thing about this recipe is that the entire cake can be assembled up to three days in advance — you just have to make room for it in the fridge!
Interested in the decadent recipe? Get it, after the jump.
Looking for a new treat this holiday season? Whip up a batch of homemade Nutella! All you need to make this chocolaty spread is sugar, hazelnuts, chocolate, vanilla extract, and hazelnut oil. In addition to being quick and easy, this delicious spread keeps unrefrigerated for over a week, making it the perfect gift to ship to loved ones. Watch our video, which we shot at Hipcooks, to learn the recipe.
If you scratched your head at the words "chocolate hazelnut spread" let me turn it into a phrase that you'll understand: homemade Nutella! This rich, addictive spread that's wildly popular in Europe makes for a luxurious and slightly rustic edible gift. It's absolutely delicious to eat and surprisingly uncomplicated to make. To turn the hazelnuts into a butter, you will need a food processor, but other than that the ingredients are common and the technique easy. Although the recipe calls for hazelnut oil, I didn't feel like buying a whole bottle of the specialty item, so I used canola oil instead. And my Nutella came out scrumptious! Look at the recipe after the break.
Throwing a dinner party? Here's an easy way to kill two birds with one stone: make enough pizza dough the day before for both your appetizer and your dessert. Pizzas are great for sharing and are also super versatile — you can basically throw whatever you want on them. (If you want to make it really easy, you can get premade dough from a local pizzeria!)
For an app that's sure to be gone in minutes, try this savory grilled version with caramelized onions, and gorgonzola, and for a sweet ending, this chocolate and hazelnut dessert is a "pizza pie" to make!
Keep reading for the two tasty recipes.