We interrupt our normal Travel Photo Friday schedule to bring you something a bit more sinful and delicious today.
Yep, that’s right. It’s World Nutella Day!
I have always been a fan of Nutella, but it wasn’t until a few years back that a few bloggers got together and decided to dedicate a whole day to the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Sara and Michelle are hosting this event.
I am a big fan of celebratory days like Valentine’s Day, but I also think one should explore and celebrate their love and in this case, love for Nutella- any chance they get.
This is my third year participating and since I, like many others, are short on time, I wanted to showcase something so incredibly easy to make that even time-challanged-baking-haters could enjoy Nutella as well.
In years past, I have made Grilled Nutella Sandwiches and Nutella Stuffed French Toast. And while I couldn’t imagine it getting any simpler than that- I think I have managed to up the easiness factor yet again!
This year I bring you:
Bite-sized Amaretti Cookie and Nutella Sandwiches.
You can find mini Italian amaretti cookies at your local Italian deli or perhaps your local market.
Just flip them flat side up, shmere a nice glob of Nutella on one half, top it with the other half and smoosh together until the hazlenut spread starts to ooze out of the side. Pop ’em whole – right into your mouth.
The crunchy, almondy sweetness of the cookie marries perfectly with the creamy Nutella. They are extra enjoyable alongside a cup of steaming hot espresso. Or perhaps with a glass of ice-cold milk – an afternoon snack for the child in you.
But the best part – for today only – eat as many as you like. There are no calories on World Nutella Day 😉
And if you have the time and are feeling adventurous- try Nutella filled doughnuts from bell’alimento, who is a good friend to this site.
Well, have fun celebrating Nutella!
Happy World Nutella Day 2010!