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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pastries Filled With Nutella

Delicious pastries filled with nutella! A simple but tasty treat, easy for a large group.

What do you need?

16 (and possibly more) Roasted hazelnuts
16 Ready-made pie trays, on sale at the cake shop or the supermarket
400 gram Nutella

How to make it ?

Put the vol-on a baking tray and fill them with nutella: in each tray a small spoon.Lay in the middle of a hazelnut and maybe some crumbled hazelnuts.Turn them a few minutes in the oven to warm up a bit and then serve them.

pic: http://allesmetnutella.nl/

The History of Nutella

Nutella is one of the best known chocolate spreads available in the world today. This chocolate treat was invented by Mr Pietro Ferrero who was an Italian pastry maker and the founder of the Ferrero Company. He invented Nutella spread during the World War II in 1940. The war has severely affected supply chains and caused cocoa shortage in Italy. So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy, to extend the chocolate supply.

The first ‘version’ of Nutella spread was called “pasta gianduja”. In Italian pasta means paste and “gianduja” is the name of a carnival character famous to the region. This character was used by the Ferrero Company in the first advertisements for the product. “Pasta gianduja” was made in loaves and wrapped in tinfoil, so it could be sliced and placed on bread for mothers to make sandwiches for their children. But most children prefer the chocolate, so they would only eat that and leave the bread aside. Mr. Ferrero made some changes to the product and transformed it into a paste that came in a jar. From that time Nutella could be spread on bread. The name of the product also changed to “supercrema gianduja” because it was a spreadable version of the “gianduja”. In 1964 “Supercrema gianduja” was renamed to “Nutella”, with the origin of the word being “nut” and the “ella” giving it a nice, soft ending.