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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Nutella Snowballs for a Snow Day!

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Yay! We got snow!! Loads of snow!!!
It's so beautiful - I LOVE IT!

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Today is "World Nutella Day 2009" - a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella!

As I love Nutella (not as much as I love snow) I thought I would make Nigella's Nutella Cake. Instead of a large cake, I halved the recipe and made use of some small silicone molds that have been hiding at the back of the cupboard. This resulted in little half spheres of cake, sandwiched together and coated with dark ganache. Dust with icing sugar and run into the garden to take a pic - well, we do have SNOW!

The recipe is on Nigella's website: Nigella's Nutella Cake, and can also be found in her book, How to be a Domestic Goddess.I cut the recipe in half and that made about 6 small cakes.

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Sara from
Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso will be posting a round-up of Nutella recipes, photos and everything Nutella on Monday 9th February. World Nutella Day has even got it's own website, with links to recipes from past Nutella World Days.

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Other Nutella recipes on Cherrapeño that you may like to try:
Nutella Filo Cups
Coffee Macarons with Nutella Cream

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45 comments:

Aline said...

I love Nutella!! Especially when it's warm and melting!
I think I just put on 5lbs just looking at the pictures, but I definitely HAVE to try these!

Jules said...

These look fantastic. I love the idea of the pan you have You can't beat Nutella!

Susan said...

Those look positively divine, Nic! I LOVE Nutella!

Ginny said...

delicious! those look amazing! I'm so sick of snow...but i'll never get sick of nutella!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

These look awesome! What a clever (and scrumptious) idea!

Lisa said...

How did I miss Nutella Day? Your snowball cakes look awesome. I would love to have a bite. Maybe I can try that recipe soon. Nigella's cakes are always delicious.

Glad you are loving the snow. It looks beautiful!

Sylvie said...

Nic, how lucky you are. The snow never really settled up here in Manchester. The nutella balls look amazing.

Katiecakes said...

What a wonderful idea for a snowy day! Such cute little cakes.

Katie xox

sunita said...

You got quite a lot of snow too, didn't you :-)

And those nutella balls are so cute :-)

Jan said...

Oooh we have snow too!!!
Those Nutella balls look lovely!

n33ma said...

Looks divine........

Ann said...

I LOVE Nutella. However, I cannot keep a jar of it around, bc I always find myself w/ my finger in it!

Megan said...

I'm thinking I could eat quite a few of those Nutella Balls! They look fabulous!

MaryBeth said...

WOW...I think about 2-4 of these would really satisfy the chocolate craving I am in the middle of. They look wonderful!

csquad said...

nutella!! mmmm. and snow, so beautiful! i haven't seen real snow in years, so thank you for the lovely photographs =)

Robin Sue said...

The snow photo is so pretty. What a nice countryside you have to view. Now that cake is the best! It looks great made into balls!

heidileon said...

I love this, the nutella cakes looks so moisty and dense....omg!!

bee said...

there is something waiting for you at jugalbandi. congrats!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

OMG!!! i want... i could live on Nutella!!
x

Selba said...

Whoaa... I didn't know there's a Nutella's day :D

Maria said...

I adore nutella!! One of the best ways to eat nutella, is with a big spoon straight from the jar, lol.

Your Nutella Snowballs look divine.

Maria
x

Grace said...

if ever a substance merited a day of celebration, it's nutella. these look sensational, nic!

Rosie said...

Nic, no body creates Nutella goodies like you and I adore these Nutella snowballs so keeping with the amount of snow we are getting here.

Rosie x

Katie said...

Nic they look divine! I didn't know it was Nutella day, I missed it. Hurrah for snow and nutella snow balls!

mikky said...

what a delightful creation, and your view is just fantastic!!! :)

Trig said...

Did the birds like them?

Passionate About Baking said...

Just gorgeous Nic...& I might as well tell you again that I am green with envy of the white fluffy stuff!

Sam said...

I can't believe I missed Nutella day, I love that stuff! These look great and perfect for this snowy weather.

jesse said...

Wow, that looks like the perfect, decadent mouthful of joy right there. Mmm!

Eunice said...

Oh my! *faints* that is positively the most charming thing i've ever seen! or, in a long while!

The Mrs. said...

Those look so delicious. Nigella's Nutella cake is one of my favorite recipes! Oh, and the snow looks just gorgeous! What a treat!

Jeanne said...

I love the idea of teensy weensy little cakelets, plus Nutella. Bonus. And wasn't the snow absolutely fantastic??

Sue said...

My DH would love these little Nutella treats.....He is a chocaholic!!!

LyB said...

Nic, those are so cute! And with the snow, it does make for a perfect photo. :)

Manger La Ville said...

These little balls are perfect for all the snow. I love the way they look, like little truffles of cake. It sounds delicious.

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful idea - they look very tempting.

bbaking said...

mmmmm they look so tasty!

Marysol said...

There's a Nutella Day? Where have I been?

And I love Nutella. Unfortunately, so do my kids. So I'm always finding the empty jars I personally hid in the back of the pantry. I seriously need to find a better hiding place.

Btw, Nic, those Nutella Balls are quite the tease.

Dhanggit said...

oh my, i think im having a heart attack..you need to send me some of this or i'll die :-) hehehe yum

Parker said...

This are a wonderful idea for winter. They look and sound amazing. I love nutella day!

Simply...Gluten-free said...

This is my first time to your blog, it is really lovely and I will be back!

Donna-FFW said...

YIKES! Holy Lord. Do these ever look GREAT!! Wow, I'm about to attack my screen. PERFECTION!

Elra said...

What a perfect theme for the weather. I love nutella, and always have it year round in my house.
Cheers,
Elra

Jude said...

Cool shape and I like the flavors! Nutella is so addictive.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, this is so creative and looks divine. I am collecting nutella recipes for my husband's company's french volunteers who can't get enough, especially when paired with chocolate!