Today is World Nutella Day 2012 so it would be rude of me not to cook something using Nutella in honour of this special day….
I was planning to cook my Nutella Cookies or make some cupcakes with Nutella frosting or even make some lovely Nutella mousse but when I found some ready rolled puff pastry on offer at the shop, I thought I might have a go at making some Nutella Pasties. Sounds weird I know, but actually they were really delicious and we’re definitely going to be having them again….
Ready made, ready rolled puff pastry (you could make your own if you’re feeling that way inclined ;-))
Nutella (or other similar chocolate spread)
A beaten egg
Brown sugar to sprinkle on top
Cinammon to sprinkle on top
Roll out the puff pastry or if it’s ready rolled just lay it out on your work surface.
Using a sharp knife, divide the pastry into strips about the same width as a pastie.
At one end put a big spoonful of Nutella, not too much though as you don’t want it to ooze out in the oven.
Fold the other end over the Nutella end and seal the edges by crimping with a fork.
Using a pastry brush, paint the tops of the pasties with the beaten egg and then sprinkle with the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake at about 200 c for about 10 minutes. You do need to keep an eye on them though as I made five and they all cooked in different times.
They are best warm but not straight from the oven as the Nutella is very hot *cough*
We love Nutella as a treat but just a word of warning – it’s not suitable for vegetarians. I only found this out recently and I must admit I was a bit surprised so I thought I’d better let you know just in case….