Friday, August 19, 2011

My rant on Nutella. Yes, you really HAVE TO READ IT!

I'm just going to put this right out there and be up front and honest about it.
Messing with me about nutella is like messing with a man and superbowl.
I survived 3 weeks in Europe as a terrified, paranoid 20 year old because they give you nutella EVERY MORNING for breakfast! Yes! Some places are getting it right! They know you really should start your day with joy and happiness and yummy endorphins. And when the angry Austrian lady yells at you for referring to that cheese with holes in it as "swiss cheese" instead of Austrian cheese merely because it had HOLES in it and you thought that's what swiss cheese WAS..... it will be OK, because she STILL has to give you the nutella!!!
{back from venting}

I'm going to provide you with a simple formula in which to apply to all things in life.
Whenever possible. A+___ should always = nutella.
Whenever possible, always ALWAYS substitute whatever you normally use, with NUTELLA.
If something calls for peanut butter... SUB!
If something calls for chocolate... SUB!
When and ALWAYS WHEN something needs to be frosted... you use nutella.
You need a midnight treat... you steal the kid's graham crackers and dip it in nutella.
dip a cookie! Heck yes! Melt it into your hot chocolate!
Substitute for smores, and you just made gourmet smores.
You have pizza dough in the fridge? Yes absolutely you should top it with nutella & strawberries and cut it into cute shapes and dust it with powdered sugar and make all your neighbors know how glorious a baker you are!
Won ton wrappers! Let me just tell you.... yes! nutella inside of wontons and fried, and then dusted with powdered sugar... just... yes.

I got one of those pancake ball pans, JUST so I could squeeze nutella in the inside of those fantastic pancake balls. It was totally worth it.
Williams Sonoma Ebelskiver

If you have not tried nutella before, your life could be lacking. Yes, i said it.
I'm going to risk the line of being offensive here... but if you do not like nutella........... Ok, I'll forgive you, but I'll still think something is inherintly wrong with your inner most being.
And there will always be those people that when you say nutella, and they say "what's that?" and then you get over your horror and say "do you like chocolate hazelnut?" and they do that squirmish "meh" face... yeah that one... they just don't get it. They need only try a sample and you will have won them over.

For the love of Pete people, there is a national nutella day!!!! And it is worth every minute!

I am going to give you the best gift ever right here.... It's a foodgawker search of nutella. You will be able to see by PHOTO all the glorious creations talented food boggers have created with this little morsel of gold

There is an awesome pizza/wine bar in Scottsdale called Grazi's, and let me just tell you - if you do nothing else - go there and get the wood-fired nutella filled calzone! UH-MAZING!

So go on... go nuts a little!

Here are a few awesome recipes I found!

nutella hazelnut chocolate chip cookies 214x300 World Nutella Day: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Nutella Sandwich Cookies


SO PLEASE DO SHARE! What are YOUR favorite nutella recipes?!?!?!


L.A. said...

Nutella crepes are my favorite! I discovered them in Europe and totally fell in lurve. Note to self, buy Nutella the next time I'm at Costco :)

Anonymous said...

I have a recipe for strawberry-nutella muffins...just made them for my husband instead of a birthday cake- want the recipe?

Anonymous said...

Strawberry Nutella Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup Nutella
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top of muffins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease well. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
3. In a small bowl, combine canola oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla together. Use a fork or whisk and mix until well combined.
5. Incorporate the wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add slowly and gently stir, you don’t want to over mix. The batter will be thick. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
6. Fill each muffin cup half way with batter. Next, add a small spoonful of Nutella to each muffin cup. Cover the Nutella filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar.
7. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.
Makes 9 muffins

Rachel Olimb said...

You and your Nutella obsession make me laugh :).