Sunday, February 13, 2011


So those nutella goodies that I mentioned in the last post? Well, I baked them; I mailed them. BUT THEY WERE NEVER DELIVERED. I sent them off last Sunday to a city 500 miles from here and they still haven't gotten there yet. Sigh.
VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY upset. Hours of baking and prepping for nothing.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Adventures in Baking with Nutella

As I mentioned, I wanted to make some nutella treats for a friend. I saw tons of really great looking recipes here. I really wanted to make her cake or cupcakes but frosted goodies are probably a nightmare to bake. Brownies? I really wasnt feeling that. Although, now that I look at the list again, I do see some extremely simple, yummy brownies. Check these out. I have to make these tonight.

But I digress. I decided to make cookies. Now let me just say - I HATE making cookies. I never know when to take them out of the oven. I hate that I can only do one pan at a time. I hate that I have to monitor it so carefully that they need to be out of the oven as soon as the timer goes off. Too much work. Cakes and brownies are just so much easier. However, cookies are easier to mail. (brownies are probably easiest PT, why didn't you think of that?)

I chose 4 recipes then narrowed them down to these three. I hoped that I would at least get one batch right. Nutella Biscotti from Baking Bites, Nutella Lava Cookies and Whattalottachoca from What Smells So Good?

Can we just cut to the chase? Cut the long preamble? The Nutella Lava Cookies were A M A Z I N G! So amazing that I recreated them with choc chips in the middle instead of nutella because I was out of nutella. I finally made delicious cookies! Finally!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nutella Day

It's world nutella day so I am looking up nutella recipes so that I can bake some yummy treats for a friend of mine who loves loves loves nutella! I will let you know how it turns out.