11 October 2010

Today's Chit-Chat: Nutella

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

I first learned of this chocolaty spread from college friends who had spent time in Europe. No huge surprise when I had a 'Hey Mikey, She Likes It!' moment when I tried it years ago. Yum!

Interestingly, this Italian creamy condiment contains more hazelnuts than chocolate (thus NUTella) due to their super secret recipe developed during WWII cocoa rations.

Commonly spread on toast, Nutella is sold in over 75 countries. According to their website, Nutella outsells all brands of peanut butter combined worldwide. It's tasty right off a spoon too, or so I hear :)

This past summer, European Parliament proposed strict labeling laws on convenient foods and soft drinks, which could have posed a marketing challenge to Nutella, and even whispers of bans (gasp!).

The proposal was rejected, and it looks like this Italian comfort food is safe once again. Now that I have a huge stockpile of Nutella, I thought I'd take one out and 'take one for the team' to test a recipe idea. See what lengths I go for you, my lovely blog readers?!

Now don't go confusing me for one of those foodie bloggers. I can eat fancy, but I don't fancy cooking. But I did make these to bring to a neighbor's house. Just between you and me, I made eight but only five made it to the tea...

'Look Brilliant' Nutella Croissants

1 package of croissant dough (I used Pillsbury)
1 jar of Nutella or a creamy chocolate spread

1. Unroll croissant dough. Smear Nutella on one side of dough or put a dollop in the future heart of the croissant

2. Roll croissant loosely. Bake according to package

3. Allow Nutella center to cool a bit before eating, if you can (I couldn't)




fairchildstreet said...

I love nutella can eat it by the spoonfuls.

Daydream Living said...

We love Nutella too! It's also a sure thing to take with you on holiday, just in case the kids won't eat foreign food. Enjoy!

ladyliberty said...

I'm not a fan of Nutella, but my husband loves it. I think I am going to have to try this recipe this weekend as a special treat. Thanks for sharing!

Karin said...

Big Nutella fan too after spending some years abroad. My favorite thing about it is that it's listed as one of many "low glycemic foods" (along with cheese, nectarines and hummus) from a nutrition worksheet I use!

Privet and Holly said...

I wrote a post
a couple of weeks
ago about hazelnuts
and included Nutella
in my review of all
that nutty goodness!
These look delicious...
xx Suzanne

Burciko said...

I adore Nutella!

New follower from Turkey.. Hope you stop by too'

JoAnn said...

Love the recipe Laura...going to try soon! :)

Hines-Sight said...

Oh my goodness! I asked about Nutella last night on my facebook page. I had never tried it, and I got tons of responses, and LOVES.

I'm new to blogging. I'm from NC, and started a blog on Jan. 3. I hope this comment reaches you still since it is an older one. I will enjoy following you around in London.