World Nutella Day 2008

World Nutella Day 2008

Even before I’ve started this blog (not so many days ago 🙂 ), I’ve been wanting to participate in a blog event. I just didn’t know in which one.
And then I’ve read that February 5th 2008 is declared to be this year’s Nutella day by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, and I’ve also read that they are hosting a blog event for this occasion. What a perfect first blog event for me, as a former Nutella addict! (Wanna know how much of an addict? When I was  a kid, once in a few months, my mom would manage to get her hands on a jar of Nutella, and she would happily bring it home to me. I, on my part, would take the jar, kiss her thankfully, and go get myself a teaspoon. Then I would find a comfortable spot that would host my little (or not so little?) behind until I could see the bottom of the jar of this wonderful hazelnut spread. Oh yes, and I would enjoy every bite of it too!).

For this year’s Nutella day I’ve decided to make a recipe that I’ve made several times before, and was a great success every time. These are great Nutella filled roll-shaped cookies, they are made from a very flaky dough, and they melt in your mouth with every bite you take.
The source of this recipe is my favorite Israeli pastry-chef, named Carine Goren. She’s young, has a great character and a smiling face you’d be always happy to watch on cooking shows, but more importantly – every recipe of hers always has a most tasty outcome.

Nutella filled rolled cookies

Nutella filled rolled cookies / recipe by Carine Goren
Makes about 50 cookies

3 1/2 cups (500 gr) all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup (100 gr) powdered sugar
250 gr cold butter, diced
2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
1 1/2 cups Nutella spread

1. In food processor process together the flour, baking powder, powdered sugar and butter in short pulses, until you get a flaky mixture.
2. Add the milk and continue processing using short pulses, just until the dough is formed.
3. Heat the oven to 340°F (170° celsius).
4. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Roll out each one of them to a rectangle 1/2 cm (1/5 inch) thick.
5. Spread the Nutella (if the spread is too thick, heat it up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds) on each one of the 3 dough parts, roll each part into a log. Place the logs (the “clean”, stitchless side up) on a big baking pan (I use the oven’s baking pan) with a piece of parchment paper on it.
6. Using a knife, mark slots on each log, a gap of 2 cm (0.8 inch) separates between each slot. This step makes cutting the cookies after baking very easy.
7. Bake for 25-30 mins, until golden.
8. Cool for 30 mins. Using the slots we’ve marked, slice the cookies. Powder them with powdered sugar and keep in a sealed jar at room temperature.

עוגיות מגולגלות ממולאות נוטלה / קרין גורן

3 1/2 כוסות קמח (500 גרם)
1 כף אבקת אפייה
3/4 כוס אבקת סוכר (100 גרם)
250 גרם חמאה קרה, חתוכה לקוביות
2/3 כוס חלב (160 מ”ל)
1 1/2 כוסות ממרח שאוהבים (נוטלה, ממרח תמרים, ריבת חלב, ממרח חלבה, ריבה ועוד)

מכינים את הבצק:
1. במעבד מזון עם להב מתכת מעבדים קמח, אבקת אפייה, אבקת סוכר וקוביות חמאה לתערובת פירורית. מוסיפים חלב ומעבדים בלחיצות קצרות (פולסים) רק עד קבלת בצק אחיד.

ממלאים, מרכיבים ואופים:
2. מחממים תנור ל – 170 מעלות
3. מחלקים את הבצק ל-3 חלקים שווים. מרדדים כל חלק על נייר אפיה מקומח קלות, למלבן בעובי 1/2 ס”מ.
4. מורחים במלית הרצויה, מגלגלים לרולדה ומעבירים לתבנית מרופדת בנייר אפייה (כשהתפר כלפי מטה). חוזרים על הפעולה עם יתרת הבצק והמלית.
5. מסמנים חריצים במרווחים של 2 ס”מ על הרולדות (להקל על חיתוך העוגיות לאחר האפיה) ואופים 25-30 דקות, עד להזהבה.
6. מצננים ופורסים לעוגיות. מקשטים באבקת סוכר ומגישים. שומרים בכלי אטום בטמפ’ החדר.


8 Responses to “World Nutella Day 2008”

  1. 1 Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy February 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Mmmm…Nutella rolls! They look good! I think if you put them face up and slathered even MORE Nutella afterward…ah, that would be heaven! Thanks for participating! 🙂

  2. 2 nutella ferrero February 4, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    je parcours ton blog asssez souvent et c’est toujourq un grand plaisir 😉

  3. 3 Eli February 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    We want more chocolate!!!

    thanks 😉

  4. 4 bleeding espresso February 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Oh these look so wonderful–tasty and gorgeous!

    Thanks for participating in World Nutella Day and welcome to the blogosphere!

  5. 5 african vanielje February 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    So simple but so delicious. I’ve come late to the Nutella conversion in my life, but this event has definitley done it for me. I’ll have to give these a try. I thank you, and my daughter will thank you too.

  6. 6 Chris February 8, 2008 at 3:44 am

    These look wonderful! A roll of nutella goodness!:)

  7. 7 Nicisme February 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I was looking at these in the round-up and thinking that they looked pretty special!
    Nice blog and great photos too!

  8. 8 vpitzi February 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Sara – Thanks! I took your suggestion and dipped one of the rolls in the Nutella jar. What can I say – pure Heaven!

    Nutella Ferrero – Merci beaucoup pour le compliment! J’espere que vous continuez visitez mon blog!

    Eli – I’ll try to provide more chocolate… 🙂

    Michelle – Thanks a lot for the compliment and for the welcome!

    Dear Vanielje – If you make them, please do tell me if you enjoyed them.

    Chris – Thanks a lot! Love your blog!

    Nicisme – Thanks! I really loved your Nutella filo cups!

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