Two years ago, Nutella received it’s own holiday… and this year, the tradition continues. Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso solemnly declare Thursday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2009″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella!
Being 1/4 German, I’ve visited Deutschland countless times. And during those countless times, I never tasted Nutella. Blasphemy, you say? I know, I know… forgive me. Since the time it was shown to me (thanks, A!), I’ve made up for it. Believe me… my jeans will vouch for me.
So… as soon as I found out that February 5 was “World Nutella Day”, I immediately began searching for something to make. And after digging through the cakes and breads and ice creams, I found these Palmiers. The recipe had no source, so forgive me if I’ve forgotten to give credit where it’s due. Just know that they are so sinfully yummy, that I’ve already eaten four and it’s not even lunch time. Yep, I eat dessert first… I’m ‘that’ girl. 😉
13 oz Puff Pastry, thawed
8 tbsp Nutella spread
1/2 c toasted hazelnuts, chopped
5 tsp granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line the sheet with a Silpat silicone baking mat.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a rectangular shape (approximately 15 x 9 inches in size). Spread the Nutella evenly over the puff pastry, then sprinkle the nuts over the top. Roll both long ends so that they meet at the center of the dough. Where the pieces meet, dampen the edges with a little water to join them together. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin slices. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a spatula. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the sugar, then bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. When done, transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.
Thanks, ladies, for declaring February 5 such a yummy day!!