Today is World Nutella Day!!!
For some unknown reason, Nutella is not as big a thing in the United States as it is in the rest of the world. Groceries in the US , if they have it at all, place Nutella way up high on a small little portion of shelf next to the infinite varieties of Peanut Butter. To me, Nutella is heaven on earth and it is a mystery why we don’t have shelves and shelves of it.
I was recently in a grocery store in Pape’ete, Tahiti and when I saw this I just had to take a picture:
In honor of World Nutella Day, I made Sugared Puff Pastry Crisps with Nutella. I meant to add sliced banana, but I ate all of the bananas. :P There really is no recipe for this, it’s more of an assembly-type thing.
You take packaged puff pastry, roll it to 12″ x12″. Cut out 2″ circles, brush a little bit of melted butter on both sides, and press each circle into sugar (I used vanilla sugar this time). Lay each prepared circle on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and then place another cookie sheet on top of it. Bake at 400 F for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Slather on the Nutella and enjoy! YUM!
Or you can just eat Nutella straight from the jar with a spoon, which is always good. :P
Updated: OMG, I can’t believe I forgot to include this picture also from Pape’ete, a Nutella Macaron: