It would be criminal not to love Nutella. The chocolate hazelnut butter that lies in the glass jar quietly yet menacingly. Sealed with a thin and very easy to tear golden paper, topped with a thick white lid. It is unassumingly solemn. Doesn’t bark out for attention, knows its worth, and remains content. However the one who eats this forbidden butter doesn’t remain content, ever again!
This absolute addiction is moist, glistening with pride and a mouthful of divine chocolate and hazelnut music. I confess that I have eaten spoonfuls of this divinity to comfort the midnight craving attacks (Nigella Lawson style). And that’s what it does, gives you comfort (although the guilt attacks later are fatal).
A few weeks ago there was the World Nutella Day…
“I object milord, why is everyday not a Nutella Day?
And a few days ago I received an email from a fellow addict (cousin trotting in Toronto), that recounted a number of recipes featuring Nutella as their main show stopper. These inspired me to start a Nutella Series (probably as addictive as Downton Abbey) based on a few easy, delicious recipes starring Nutella (its obvious duh!).
“Hi, I am Chocolate Molten, naam to suna hoga”
While Chocolate Molten cakes remain the absolute chocolate indulgence, adding a generous dollop of Nutella takes them to an entirely new level. When you slice through the thin chocolate walls and the brown gooey lava slides out, it is now that you have to dig in deeper to find Nutella sitting in ready to explode. The shades of brown are appealing to the eye, and a spoonful is delish to eat. Warm thick chocolate mixed with moist, deep hazelnut flavors, and bits of baked cake - this is the Nut-Choc Moltens.