World Nutella Day 2012: Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake

Happy World Nutella Day! I’m excited to be back after missing last year’s celebration. I almost missed it again, having only realized it was happening a couple days ago.  I quickly searched for a recipe I could make that wasn’t too time-consuming and one that I had all the ingredients on hand.

Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake from Food & Wine fit the bill. Not only was it easy to bake, my swirl worked! I have a problem with swirl cakes. It’s got a pretty good swirl and a great taste. Not dry and the Nutella to cake ratio was perfect. No need for whipped cream or fruit with this cake. You can find the recipe HERE.

“Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso solemnly declare Sunday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2012″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.”

Photos by Paulrus

Happy World Nutella Day 2010

I almost forgot about World Nutella Day this year. I’m actually leaving town today for a weekend of fun and have been busy thinking about other things. Yet,  out of a dark little recess of my mind sprang the thought and remembrance of this very special day. Just in time, too. I love my mind sometimes.

I made Nutella Brownies and brought them to work to mark the occasion. Who doesn’t love brownies and who doesn’t love Nutella?

You can find the recipe HERE. The only changes I made to the recipe was to double the amount of Nutella and sprinkle some of the hazelnuts on top prior to baking.

Please check out Ms Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso the founders and hosts of  World Nutella Day.

Nutella is always good

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:

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A Wall of Nutella!!

So thank you to Ms Adventures in Italy, Bleeding Espresso, and World Nutella Day for creating and coordinating  World Nutella Day.

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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. 😛  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!

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Or you can just eat Nutella straight from the jar with a spoon, which is always good. 😛

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Updated: OMG, I can’t believe I forgot to include this picture also from Pape’ete, a Nutella Macaron:imgp2351