Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Nutella Day!

I remember how I had an obsessions with everything Nutella.. the first time I had some I went a little wild... tee hee! I was eating nutella from the jar, and spreading it on crackers and bread! Yummm!- I just couldn't get enough of this wonderful treat!

Well, today is the day all Nutella fans only dream of! It's another good excuse to bust out the Nutella jar, and make delicious desserts! :D

In honor of National Nutella Day, I decided to teach Nishan how to make Tiramisu (I forgot to take pictures of that!!), make Nutella brownies and Nutella Truffles!! Yumm!

Nutella Truffles!
Sweetness to die for :D
1 bottle of Nutella
100g dark chocolate
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Cocoa Powder, dark chocolate and nuts for topping

1. In a bowl, melt Nutella, dark chocolate, honey and butter on a double boiler while stirring constantly.
2. Remove the bowl and slowly stir it- it'll start to solidify pretty quickly.. just keep stirring it and scraping the sides. I shaped the Nutella mix into a lump and refrigerate for an hour or so.
3. Working quickly, spoon a tablespoon of the Nutella mix and roll into balls. Refrigerate to let it harden and then roll onto cocoa powder or dip in chocolate topped with nuts! :D Yummm
Nutella Brownies with Dark Chocolate

1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
3oz dark chocolate, melted
2 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional nuts, or chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Sift flour and salt together in a bowl.
3. Whisk butter and cocoa powder till light and fluffy.
4. Add sugar, nutella and melted dark chocolate.
5. Beat in eggs one at a time.
6. Add in the sifted flour and salt into the wet ingredients. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients and mix everything. Add in optional chocolate chips or nuts, and fold into the mixture.
7. Pour brownie mix into a nonstick pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool, cut and enjoy!

Recipes credit to Sunita's World and Bake Bake Bake, respectedly.

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