Like it, or loathe it, I was amazed recently to find a 5 kilo jar of Nutella being sold on Amazon.
I just couldn’t imagine the need to buy such a large, almost £50 in cost, jar but the Italian makers certainly produce it in this gigantic size, so I suppose someone must buy it!
Very occasionally, over the years, a small jar of this sweet hazelnut and chocolate paste has somehow, miraculously - despite a little voice inside my head saying ‘no’ - made its way into my shopping basket - particularly when my daughter was young when a chocolate sandwich was high on the ‘favourite’ list.
And so to last Christmas, when I was given a book shaped like a Nutella jar, which contained many delicious recipes for using Nutella and also included colourful photos of Nutella-produced items in all their resplendent glory. Damn it, I could almost smell the Nutella oozing from the pages! Now this, for me, was something new – cooking with Nutella.
Unsurprising, it didn’t take me long to nip to the supermarket, returning with a large sized jar – well, there are so many recipes to try – and I made some Nutella and Coconut Palmiers. Such a simple idea and I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before but the ease of the task will now make it a favourite for future afternoon tea bakes.
Further Nutella ‘trials’ will follow!
|Roll out puff pastry, spread Nutella liberally.|
|Roll long sides to centre and then chill.|
|Cut and place on baking parchment covered sheet.|
Sprinkle, if liked, with dessicated coconut. Bake.
|When cooled, they didn't last long!|