Tuesday, February 05, 2013

World Nutella Day + Dessert Day! Oh yeah, it's a thing.

Today is World Nutella day brought to you Bleeding Espresso and Ms Adventures in Italy. You can see my past Nutella day posts here and here.

So Kirsti of A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings chose to celebrate by making Nutella Donuts and Nutella Brownies. Oh yeah, baby.

It started off like any day - with a visit to the medicare office (ok that's a lie, only one other day has started as thus), and well, it was painless. From my previous Australian Bureaucracy endeavours I always expect it to be like pulling teeth, but Medicare seems to have their act together. I dig that, yo.

I also started a ruckus on twitter over how Australians say Buoy. More to come on that later.

Anyway, that's not the point, the point is I then went to Kirsti's house where we made delicious food and watched Pride and Prejudice and ate a lot of dip.

We started off making the dough for our gluten free nutella filled donuts. Oh yeah baby. Donuts (doughnuts? donuts? doughnuts?) are one of those things that scare the bejesus out of me because of the deep frying. I do not like deep frying. I donut like it. Ahem.

Let's move on.

Now what the donut recipe lacked was how many donuts it made. And we found out that the answer was A LOT. Like more than 40.

Anyway, the dough came together beautifully, which is pretty incredible considering it was gluten free! We didn't really change anything so please see the recipe here to make them yourself.


Once the dough was in a bowl, we made it go sit by itself until it could rise to the occasion. We got started on our brownies. You can check out the brownie recipe here. We left out the espresso powder and used slightly less chocolate chips. Over all, this was a fudgie dense brownie - but it wasn't my favourite brownie recipe of all time. Not even close. And you could barely taste the nutella.  We also may have over cooked it slightly because when we first checked it, it wobbled so much when we took it out of the oven that we were a bit nervous about it.


Then it was time to face the beast and deep fry some donuts. Honestly though Kirsti ran the frying - because she is a brave and courageous soul. And I was in charge of filling the donuts with chocolate goodness. Now the recipe says there are two ways of doing this.

1. cut the donuts into pancake rounds and then put some nutella in the round and completely seal it into a ball.

2. pipe nutella into the donuts after they've been cooked.

We opted for option 2, and basically I struggled. It was really hard to pipe the nutella into the donuts and they ended up only getting a tiny smidgeon of nutella in each donut, next time they will get more nutella. SO MUCH MORE NUTELLA.

Were they delicious?

Yes, yes they are.

And surprisingly, even Inspector Climate said for gluten free they were pretty awesome. Or maybe he just said that otherwise I wouldn't let him eat any! Who knows.





22 comments:

  1. I must have these doughnuts in my life. Maybe I should listen the next time the Chef suggests we should buy a deep-fryer. Think of all the doughnuts we could make!

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  2. I donut like it- HA! Funny. I donut like Nutella. I know, I'm weird. Cakes look scrummy.

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  3. I have always wanted to make donuts. But nutella donuts! Oh my so much yumminess. Were they hard to make?

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. I thought I was the only person who donut like Nutella. I also donut like doughnuts. Clearly there's something wrong with me! But brownies?!?! Yes please!

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  5. Drooling.

    And I hope Jorgita leaves you alone for good, now.

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  6. "I do not like deep frying. I donut like it." LOL!! Looks delicious! Now I am craving a donut. Doughnut?

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  7. Oh my gosh, those donuts look so good. I hate deep frying, too...I wonder if these could be baked!?

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  8. OhEmGee- These look AMAZING (I think the act that its almost midnight here and I'm starving adds to the delish-factor). I like that you're gluten-free like me ;)

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  9. I love Nutella! I feel like you can add nutella to anything and it will automatically make it better.
    I've never tried to make donuts... frying stuff always makes me nervous!

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  10. OH MY GOD. I NEED to make those. So yummy!

    XO Lourdes

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  11. OH MY GOD. I NEED to make those. So yummy!

    XO Lourdes

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  12. Yum! Those donuts look delicious.

    I celebrated national frozen yogurt day on Monday. Twice.

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  13. Oh this looks so good! How did I miss World Nutella Day?

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  14. Dang it, I forgot to celebrate! I'll definitely have to get a jar and guzzle it down (happily). ALONE (<--- no sharing with kids or husband allowed).

    I wish it was Nutella Day EVERY day... who am I kidding? It is at my house! ;-)

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  15. I'm highly flammable so I don't deep fry, but these look so good I'm almost tempted to try them.

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  16. this post made me drool. and I'm sad to say that I did not properly celebrate World Nutella Day :-(

    - Val @ KnotTiedDown.com

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  17. gluten free nutella doughnuts!? YUM! when i heard yesterday that it was world nutella day i definitely had a spoon (or 2.5)... ;)

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  18. mm i LOVE nutella! how did i miss this holiday? those donuts look so tasty. it's 3:30 pm and now i'm really craving something sweet! thanks for stopping by my blog!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com
    -- sephora giftcard giveaway

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  19. and guess what! i'm currently eating nutella as i stumbled at your post! Gosh! nutella donut is a must-have! :)

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  20. All of the nutella looks so good but I kinda had a bad experience with it the last time I ate some so I've been shy of eating anymore of it! Maybe I should make those brownies and give it a whirl!

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  21. Ummm....I don't know how it is that I never knew about the greatest holiday in existence! I am totally jumping on the Nutella celebration bandwagon next year!!! How could I miss out on such a tasty time?! Looks fabulous!

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