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#1 hedoness

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:38 PM

Is anyone here as addicted to Nutella as I am?

Sometimes I just eat it out of the jar. My confession would be how much I went through one very indulgent weekend... but this is my first "New Topic" and maybe I should wait until I know you all a bit better?? :blink:

I have some other Nutella addicted friends, too. We got to talking about some of our favorite things to do with the stuff, from making Nutella parfaits to Nutella & Buttercream on Ladyfinger sandwiches...I want more ideas and more confessions.

I also want to try and make a version of the stuff on my own.

Do you have an unusual Nutella Snack, Confession or Recipe?

Thanks-

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:49 PM

i've made a nutella refrigerator pie before. that was really good.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:55 PM

i've made a nutella refrigerator pie before. that was really good.

What was in the pie? I have an undefined Nutella craving and I want some inspiration...
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:58 PM

Ah, another Nutella addict has emerged! Had the stuff on a trip abroad and found it a delightful alternative to jam and jelly ....


This is a treasure chest of Nutella recipes in which I have found some "gems":

http://www.recipegol...la/nutella.html

I have personal, intimate experience with this one for Rugelach!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:00 PM

i've made a nutella refrigerator pie before.  that was really good.

What was in the pie? I have an undefined Nutella craving and I want some inspiration...

mm..it was a chocolate crumb crust, nutella and homemade whipped cream blended together, and peeled hazelnuts (that was a bit of a problem - high heat til the skinns char off)

let me see if i can locate the web recipe i used.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:03 PM

Hi hedoness,

having grown up (mostly) in Italy, Nutella is both a sweet childhood memory and a trauma :raz: . I always had to fight with my younger brother to get some. Our mother, probably trying to prevent us from eating too much of it, always bought the small, tumbler sized glass. My brother would inevitably be the first to jump on it, grab a rosetta (an Italian puffed bread roll, with practically no crumb) make a whole into the roll and POUR nutella inside the bread, using as much as two thirds of the glass in one go. As you notice thirty years later I still didn't get over it :biggrin:
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:06 PM

here's the recipe:

http://www.recipegol...piemisc142.html

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:10 PM

Out of the jar... with pretty squirts of "real whipped cream" from a pressurized container added on top.

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#9 hedoness

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:13 PM

i've made a nutella refrigerator pie before.  that was really good.

What was in the pie? I have an undefined Nutella craving and I want some inspiration...

mm..it was a chocolate crumb crust, nutella and homemade whipped cream blended together, and peeled hazelnuts (that was a bit of a problem - high heat til the skinns char off)

let me see if i can locate the web recipe i used.

Excellent!! I must try... it is also off the wonderful link Gifted Gormet provided.

(I like how they post it has 641 calories/serving ... I think once you are making a Nutella pie, you might be taking a break from calorie counting...:laugh:)

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:24 PM

(I like how they post it has 641 calories/serving  ... I think once you are making a Nutella pie, you might be taking a break from calorie counting...:laugh:)

Then there is my perpetually angst-producing question: Who in the hell decides the size of a serving anyway??? :hmmm:

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:26 PM

here's the recipe:

http://www.recipegol...piemisc142.html

By comparison, Tryska, my Nutella rugelach could positively be considered health food! :laugh:

#12 hedoness

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

(I like how they post it has 641 calories/serving   ... I think once you are making a Nutella pie, you might be taking a break from calorie counting...:laugh:)

Then there is my perpetually angst-producing question: Who in the hell decides the size of a serving anyway??? :hmmm:

Could they be the same people who decide dress sizes? Whoever they are they must be stopped. I think the serving size on Nutella is like 1 Tablespoon or something-- ridiculous!!!

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

Sette Osteria, a new restaurant here in DC is serving small donuts filled with a mixture of Nutella and cream. Good stuff.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 02:28 PM

I have dreams of those donughts......


I introduced my class to it earlier this year and now we are completely obsessed. The top two favorites are spread on grahm crackers (sometimes we add peanut butter) and on hard pretzles.

At Costco they sell Nuttella in individual sized packages in the shape of a Nuttella jar.

Edited by hillvalley, 26 April 2004 - 02:29 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 02:50 PM

oh hedoness and GG - that pie was definitely rich. Not light at all, but it was damn good. It was the pie i made for last Thanksgiving's dessert, since no one was particularly wedded to pumpkin or sweet potato.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:48 PM

My husband is obsessed with Nutella. He is German and grew up on the stuff. Some friends of his gave him the kilo millenium jar for christmas 1999 as a joke and I think he finished the entire thing in less than a month. But what's funny is when he moved to the US he swore that the nutella tasted different here. I thought he was nuts but we brought a jar back with us from Deutschland and I have to say, he was absolutely right. Blind taste test. The German stuff was a less sweet, more bitter choco-hazelnut flavored and more buttery. So now we have to schlep jars back with us whenever we travel, and save the american stuff for emergencies. Actually he dislikes the american stuff so much he eats peanut butter instead. I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed a difference?

BTW, given how much he loves Krispy Kreme, I think I have to either never tell him that restaurant in DC exists, or else bring him there as a surprise next time we are in town. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:28 PM

At Costco they sell Nuttella in individual sized packages in the shape of a Nuttella jar.

What Costco? Where??? I would LOVE to get my hands on itty-bitty Nutellas...I'm pretty sure they wll be in my dreams tonight..."must--have---baby-squeezy-nutellas...."
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 04:34 AM

At Costco they sell Nuttella in individual sized packages in the shape of a Nuttella jar.

What Costco? Where??? I would LOVE to get my hands on itty-bitty Nutellas...I'm pretty sure they wll be in my dreams tonight..."must--have---baby-squeezy-nutellas...."

I've seen them at Costcos in Virginia and Maryland :smile:
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 05:59 AM

At Costco they sell Nuttella in individual sized packages in the shape of a Nuttella jar.

What Costco? Where??? I would LOVE to get my hands on itty-bitty Nutellas...I'm pretty sure they wll be in my dreams tonight..."must--have---baby-squeezy-nutellas...."

Costco in Atlanta :biggrin:
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#20 hedoness

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:33 AM

My husband is obsessed with Nutella. He is German and grew up on the stuff. Some friends of his gave him the kilo millenium jar for christmas 1999 as a joke and I think he finished the entire thing in less than a month. But what's funny is when he moved to the US he swore that the nutella tasted different here. I thought he was nuts but we brought a jar back with us from Deutschland and I have to say, he was absolutely right. Blind taste test. The German stuff was a less sweet, more bitter choco-hazelnut flavored and more buttery. So now we have to schlep jars back with us whenever we travel, and save the american stuff for emergencies. Actually he dislikes the american stuff so much he eats peanut butter instead. I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed a difference?

BTW, given how much he loves Krispy Kreme, I think I have to either never tell him that restaurant in DC exists, or else bring him there as a surprise next time we are in town. Thanks for the tip!

I have often wondered if there was a difference! I have tasted the stuff in Belguim awhile back, but that was a while ago. I figured there might be a difference, I am not at all surprised if they distribute a sweeter version for American tastes.

And I need an excuse to go to DC for those doughnuts, too.
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#21 hedoness

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:37 AM

At Costco they sell Nuttella in individual sized packages in the shape of a Nuttella jar.

What Costco? Where??? I would LOVE to get my hands on itty-bitty Nutellas...I'm pretty sure they wll be in my dreams tonight..."must--have---baby-squeezy-nutellas...."

I've seen them at Costcos in Virginia and Maryland :smile:

OOOhhhhh..... baby squeezy nutellas! There was another thread up about how there is a trend towards mini sizes of things... for cuteness, guilt-reduction, etc.. Baby Nutellas might help me with portion control.... however, buying them from Costco may not :biggrin:

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:55 AM

Nothing better than simply Nutella and butter on brioche, or a nice thick slice of challah. I also concur with those who find a difference in the native German product
(although I personally prefer the Nusspli brand of chocolate/hazelnut spread)
Get your bitch ass back in the kitchen and make me some pie!!!

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:06 PM

For lmy picnic lunch on the Mall, with the Capital at one end and the Washington Monument on the other, I had a petite pain spread with nuttella from the individual size servings. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 03:12 PM

My favourite thing to do with nutella is spread it on toast with peanut butter

It tastes exactly like a Recese's Peanut Butter Cup, and it's just melty goodness.

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 03:27 PM

Hey, this isn't my addiction, but I have friends who've brought their kids up on "nutella rolls." Slather your nutella on a tortilla, roll it up, nuke it for about 20 seconds; eat; repeat.

Edited by Dahomechef, 27 April 2004 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2004 - 01:43 AM

I also concur with those who find a difference in the native German product

Hope I'm not being too hair-splitting, but I have to correct you there.

Nutella is an Italian product developed by the Ferrero company. The original cream was developed in 1946, based on the Giandujotti chocolates typical of Turin but exchanging coconut for cocoa butter. It was marketed worldwide as Nutella from a German associate company.
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Posted 28 April 2004 - 04:03 AM

I sit corrected. I always assumed it was German since that is where I first had it. Thanks for the correction. I still like Nusspli better..too bad I have never seen it over here.
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Posted 28 April 2004 - 04:47 AM

I sit corrected.  I always assumed it was German since that is where I first had it.  Thanks for the correction.  I still like Nusspli better..too bad I have never seen it over here.

Though I have been living in Germany for 4 years I haven't noticed Nusspli around, but it must be a local thing. I live in the former East part and here everywhere you go you find Nudossi, a local brand. It's not so cocoa-laden as Nutella but has much more hazelnuts. Sometimes you'll even get a glass with a thin layer of hazelnut oil separating at the top: sounds gross but tastes great.

I'll start looking for Nusspli, from your description it must taste great. Thanks for the tip.
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Posted 28 April 2004 - 05:24 AM

Hi !
I was watching Jay Leno the other night... I belive it was Friday night April 23rd show and Rocco ( THE chef of "The Restaurant" reality show) did a nutella on what seemed to be french bread ( cut full lengthwise) with bananas on top then sprinkled white sugar over all ... then crystalized it like a crème brulée ( wich toasted the bread also a lillte) and put the other half of the bread on top to make a sandwich.
Jay seemed to think it was Grrreat!

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 07:41 AM

hmm. the only thing missing would be bacon.