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It’s finally here!
Twenty-four hours dedicated to honoring and enjoying the chocolaty hazelnut spread that warms our hearts and souls!
Also check out all the fabulous photos in the Nutella Day Flickr Pool. Haven’t added your photo yet? Go right ahead!
Sara and I have also decided that we’d each choose a “World Nutella Day Co-Host’s Pick” from each of our round-ups, and those chosen would receive two bars of Fair Trade chocolate from Modica, Sicily.
I’ll start with my pick:
Paola of In My Life combined one of my favorite desserts, cinnamon buns, with Nutella–and just look at those results. Indeed, these Nutty Nutella Buns with Tia Maria Glaze spoke so loudly to me I just had to award it my World Nutella Day Co-Host Pick.
Now before I get to more delicious Nutella creations, we had two entries that waxed poetic about Nutella:
(1) La Casalinga talks about how her midwestern American family fell in love with Nutella in In Honor of World Nutella Day; and
(2) TACE of All Kinds of Stuff wrote a tale about a “young woman lost her Nutella innocence in the parking lot of a Trader Joe’s” in Why Some People Can’t Have Nutella. You *know* you want to read that.
Now, back to the recipes:
Remember the Banana & Nutella cake I made last week? You can find the recipe here at Bleeding Espresso but you won’t find even a crumb of the cake anymore, which means it’s time for more Nutella recipes. Good thing we happen to have some handy.
Carrie of Carrie’s Cooking Adventures whipped up Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella Sauce with some help from Mom. I know that feeling–moms are the best! Especially when they’re bearing Nutella ideas!
These fabulous Chocolate Chip-Nutella Cookies come from Beatriz and her son Nicolas over at Suitcase Contents. Nicolas had previously come up with Crepes with Nutella and Banana, and I asked if he wouldn’t mind coming up with something for World Nutella Day. Boy did he deliver!
Amanda of Slow Like Honey created these decadent Almond Nutella Cookie Sandwiches. I love the mixing of the nutty flavors here, and Amanda wasn’t kidding when she titled her post “Nectar of the Gods.”
Check out this double dose of Nutella goodness from Marie at Marie Muses. She offers great, easy recipes for Nutella Sandwich Cookies paired with Nutella hot chocolate. Great for a cold winter day!
In creating her recipe for Hazelnut Nutella Pound Cake, Daphne of More than Words wanted to let Nutella shine and keep the rest simple. From the looks of her photos, it certainly looks like she succeeded. Looks great!
Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar made Chocolate and Hazelnut Ravioli with a Chocolate Raspberry Sauce without even knowing about World Nutella Day–she must’ve smelled all the Nutella in the air!
My fellow American in Calabria Cherrye of My Bella Vita whipped up, quite literally, this Nutella Chocolate Chunk Mousse. Looks great but as I asked Cherrye, why aren’t they served in the handy dandy Nutella drinking glasses?!
I never thought I’d see the day when babka met Nutella but Jessica Su of Su Good Sweets has done it. And look at those results! If I had anything to do with it, Nutella Babka would be in bakeries everywhere.
Christina of Artichoke Heart contributes this Nutella and Banana Whole Wheat Pizza, again combining some of my favorite things. Check out another version at NYC/Caribbean Ragazza‘s place where she has Banana and Nutella Dessert Pizza.
Jen of A2eatwrite created Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes using just a handful of ingredients including chocolate wafers to line the bottom of the cups for a crust, and adds that ricotta can be used as a substitute for the neufchatel cream cheese in the recipe.
Angie Musci of Taralucci e . . . is a self-proclaimed Nutella purist and says “panennutella, forever and ever! ” which, of course, means Nutella on bread–homemade bread if possible, and Angie promises to let us in on how to make it soon (in Italian).
Another great recipe with international flair comes from Wandering Chopsticks with Chocolate Mochi with Nutella Filling. Just look at that Nutella all happy inside the chocolate Japanese sticky rice cakes! Yum!
This is a photo of one of the ingredients of the “Kind of Tiramisu style cake to make with the kids and a HUGE jar of Nutella” submitted by Laure of Food like when I was little. From the sound of this so-called “Cake With No Name” you’re going to want to try it out and get your own photo.
Linda of make life sweeter! is clearly a girl after my own heart. She shares a recipe for Nutella Espresso; like me, she doesn’t have a fancy machine, but I’m betting the stovetop version does just fine. And I will soon know firsthand.
And here is a treat from Peter of Kalofagas – Pursuit of Delicious Foods. It’s made with Nutella’s sister spread in Greece called Merenda–a grilled Merenda sandwich that can easily be made with Nutella. Thanks for playing even without Nutella Peter!
And last but certainly not least, a fabulous photo of the Nutelleria in Bologna sent to us from Neil Recommended:
Buon World Nutella Day 2008!
Thanks so much to everyone who sent in entries–you’ve made this a very special World Nutella Day for everyone. Also, a special thanks to Sara for inviting me to participate as a co-host this year in light of our amica Shelley‘s blogging hiatus. Ciao Shelley! You’re here in spirit!
Whew! What a day!
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