March 2014

March 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nutella and Coconut Palmiers

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!

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