Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pancake Tuesday, eat up

A stack of pancakes, perfect for Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or better know as Mardi Gras! Time to use up all the good stuff before Lent starts. There is nothing better to start the day with than pancakes well maybe ones with Nutella and bananas. Let the party begin. The sad news is the founder, Michele Ferrero of Nutella passed away this pass weekend at the age of 93. Wonder if he attributed longevity to eating Nutella? So before Lent begins cook up a stack. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

World Nutella Day

Nutella Swirl Bread

It’s World Nutella Day today. I wanted to make something different than just scooping a spoon into the jar and eating it that way (I was tempted, trust me). Then there is just spread it on just about anything in the kitchen that is edible, well most things. No, those just wouldn’t do this year. So I thought about what have I made in the past that I could make again? Eureaka! I’ll make Nutella Braided/Swirl Bread. I made this about a year ago and it was good enough to make again. Anything with Nutella is worth making again.
I did try to make the Nutella Star Bread but after 2 very unsuccessful attempts I gave up. I later learned that the recipe that I used was wrong it the flour measurements. Not wanting to risk running out of flour and making the hubster run to the store for more I settled for the recipe I know that works.
So break out those jars and have at it! And yes a spoon is ok.

Nutella Banana Bread

Nutella Dumplings

Just a spoonful of Nutla
2nd unsuccessful brioche dough