CherrapenoBannerJPEG 750

Monday, 4 February 2008

Nutella Filo Cups

Nutella Filo Cups 2630

I haven't had Nutella for years, but when I saw that Ms. Adventures in Italy was hosting a World Nutella Day, I just had to buy some to join in. And I'm glad I did - it's just as delicious as I remember it being - I had to stop myself from eating it straight from the jar! It brought back all sorts of childhood memories. When we had a jar in the cupboard, it was usually my brother who piled it onto his toast, leaving it with a ton of crumbs for the rest of us!

So, for World Nutella Day, I came up with these little crispy nibbles, and found it's impossible to just eat one!

Nutella Filo Cups 2590

Tiny Nutella Filo Cups
One of my own creations - the Nutella cream could also be used in a variety of recipes instead of plain whipped cream.

Filo pastry sheets
Unsalted butter, melted, for brushing onto the filo pastry

50 g white chocolate, melted

200 ml double/heavy cream
2-3 large tablespoons Nutella

Hazelnuts - roasted in the oven until golden

Heat the oven to 180º. Cut the sheets of filo pastry into rounds using a cookie cutter, you want to use one that is just bigger than the holes in a mini muffin tin. Brush each one with melted butter and layer 3 in each muffin hole.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until just turning golden brown. They are quite fragile, so carefully ease them out of the tins and cool on a wire rack. They will keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight container, until ready to fill.

Using a small silicone pastry brush, brush the melted chocolate onto the inside of the filo cups. Repeat this step so you have a double layer of chocolate.

Whip the cream to soft peaks and gently fold or whip in the Nutella. Pipe or spoon into the filo cups and pop a roasted hazelnut on top of each one.

(Printable Recipe)

Nutella Filo Cups 2600

You can see the round-up at Ms. Adventures in Italy and at Bleeding Espresso.


This content belongs to Nicisme at Cherrapeno. All writing and photography copyright N Fowers © 2007-2008 unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

wow, that is overly tempting! I re-discovered nutella quite recently too. It was on special at the supermarket, so I bought a jar. I had some on a sandwich with crunchy peanut butter, it was amazing! I am going to try not to eat it too often!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, first I see these beautifully swirled confections, then I see your lovely gingerbread chocolate hearts. That's it. I'm having some chocolate tonight for dessert.

Jules said...

I love nutella, and like you could gladly eat it from the jar. It has to be nutella though as no other chocolate spread comes close.

After seeing these delicious looking cups I craving nutella!

Marie Rayner said...

Oh those do look incredibly yummy Nic! I did some cookies and a nutella hot choccie on my blog for Nutella day. Incredible as it seems I never got turned on to Nutella until just a year or so ago! I KNOW! I must have been living in a cave!!!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

What a brilliantly simple but hugely effective creation! Fabulous, and so pretty, too!

Alfie said...

Mmmm that looks like the perfect use for Nutella - can't wait to try it out!

Nic said...

Holler - I love it with peanut butter too! So tempting to just keep dipping in!!

Susan - I don't know why but February seems to be bringing out the chocolate in everyone!

Jules - I agree, got to be Nutella!

Marie - Well, I didn't buy any for years and love it now!

aforkfulofspaghetti - thanks, they are pretty simple to make, must rmember not to make them too often though!!

Alfie - thanks for visiting and hope you like them if you make any!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

What a fabulous idea! And so pretty too :)

Thanks so much for participating!

Rosie said...

Oh boy nutella I adore this on toast with slices of banana lol This is a stunning creation you have created here and oh so very tempting - drool

Rosie x

Brilynn said...

I definitely wouldn't be able to eat just one, they look great!

Nina Timm said...

Damn, you beat me to it. I had the same idea for the challenge, but your's look so good, I don't

Nina Timm said...

Sorry, Only send 1/2 a cooments. Her's the rest.

I don't stand a chance. Will have to think up something diff.

Lovely blog

african vanielje said...

I didn't enter because I didn't have any ideas of what to make. No problem for next year. I've now got plenty of yummy possibilities. I could do with one of those little wonders right now.

Anonymous said...

They look sooo tempting!

Sylvie said...

Nic, what a lovely looking goodie. It's a good job lent has started otherwise I'd be round at yours to pinch some in a jiffy.

Cakespy said...

Wow, wow, wow. I am floored, they look so decadent (and delicious!).

LyB said...

Whipped cream and Nutella, you are an evil genius! :) It must be so wonderful to bite into one of these with both the creaminess and the crunchiness, gorgeous!

Maggie said...

How fabulous they are. So so pretty.
A confession - I've never eaten Nutella, perhaps now is the time to try some.

Nic said...

Bleeding Espresso - Well done on your round-up!

Rosie - banana is great with Nutella as well!

Brilynn - no, I think it's near impossible to stop at one.

Nina - thanks for visiting Nina! Great minds eh?

Vanielje - yep, there's a ton of ideas over at the round-ups!

Miri - your Nutella filled rolled cookies look delicious too!

Sylvie - you are very good to be giving up chocolate for lent!

Cakespy - thanks, thanks, thanks!

LyB - ha, ha! I've never been called an evil genius before (!) my husband would agree with the 'evil' for sure!!

Margaret - you should definitely give it a go - it's on special at Sainsbury's at the moment, there's a 1/3 off off of the 400g size, it's 97p.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Oh no, I missed nutella day :(
Those little desserts look very very nice :)


Kajal@aapplemint said...

all of us have such fond memories of Nutella , it was until this event that i even realized that there is a world nutella day !These Filo cups really do live up to the occasion and they look incredibly cute.

Pixie said...

That looks wonderfully naughty but nice. :) You have such a beautiful looking blog; it's a pleasure to visit and view all your gorgeous recipes.

Nic said...

Margot - I don't think you need a special day to enjoy a bit of Nutella! Thanks for the lovely comments.

Kate/Kajal - thanks, and I didn't know about Nutella Day either!!

Pixie - thank you so much - you make my day with comments like that!

Allison said...

The first time reading your blog, the first thing I see is your picture of the Nutella Filo Cups. Now if that isn't a great hook, I don't know what is! Those look DELICIOUS, and although I'm ashamed to say I have never tried Nutella, I'm definitely going to have to go buy a jar and try these!

Allison said...

... and then I scroll down the page, and every single post is drool-worthy! Fantastic! I'm definitely a new RSS subscriber! :)

Rosie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!

I would like to present you on this Valentines Day a Red Rose

Rosie x

Nic said...

Allison - thank you so much for your fabulous comments, I am so glad you enjoyed my blog. And you should try a small jar, you never know - you may love it!!

Rosie - happy Valentines Day to you to, thanks for the rose!

Pixie said...

Your nutella cups look so very tempting! All these wonderful nutella recipes floating around - so many to choose from, how wonderful.

Allison said...

:P Just bought a jar, and I love it! Dang this stuff is good! Definitely something I'm going to be keeping my kitchen stocked with! :D

Nic said...

Thanks Pixie - and you are so right about there being so many Nutella recipes around.

Allison - You have gone and done it now! I hope you're not going to blame your new addiction on me!!!

Jeanne said...

OMG you truly are an evil mastermind!! I haven't really thought about Nutella in years, and now I can think of little else...!

Katiecakes said...

They look fabulous! I'm mentally storing the recipe for my birthday party :D

Katie xo