Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Written by on February 5, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes

Nutella cream - Nutella nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

This delicious Nutella recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect as a lunchbox treat and for Easter!

History of Nutella

Nutella was born in the Piemonte region of Italy after the World War II, when cocoa imports were disrupted and unreliable. Pietro Ferrero, who was a baker with a pasticceria – pastry shop in Alba, had the idea of supplementing his meagre coco supplies with the hazelnuts that grew abundantly in the local area. First he made a soft, spreadable chocolate bar called Gianduja. Following the success of this “invention” the Ferrero factory was established in 1946. The first spreadable hazelnut cream was created in 1951 with a name ‘Super-crema Gianduja’. But when they later lunched this scrumptious sweet to the foreign markets they chose the now world famous name ‘Nutella’.

Ingredients for 6 nests:

50 g plain flour, 50 g ground almond, 50 g brown sugar, 50 g butter (cold) and 5 g salt, 90 g Nutella

You will need 6 pastry baking molds with 6 cm diameters.

nutella dessert with Easter egg decoration - Nutella nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Method

Preheat the oven at 180 ° C.

Prepare the dough by placing in a mixing bowl the brown sugar, the ground almonds, the flour, the salt and the cold butter cut into cubes. Mix everything with your hands until you get a homogeneous dough.

Squeeze the dough through a potato masher with large holes to produce little “worms”. Now line a tray with baking paper and place the dough “worms” on it, leaving space between them. Place the tray in the fridge and leave for 15 minutes.

Line the pastry molds with baking paper and place some “worms” in each mold, compacting them gently with your fingers. Cook the baskets for 15 minutes in the oven at 180 ° C.

Once cooked remove from the oven and let them cool down. Remove the nests gently from the molds. Then using a pastry bag or a teaspoon, fill each of them with Nutella. Finally, decorate as desired with some fresh fruit, mini heart shaped chocolate sprinkles or mini Easter eggs.

Buon Appetito!

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