Easiest Nutella Biscuits. Pure Love!

It's heaven, really!

I'll always have a good piece of cake (or two) over a healthy meal. I am not one to count calories, eat only salads, and not touch a cake because "I'm trying to watch my weight." No, sir! The sweeter the better. I know I'm lucky like this, as if my weight would reflect my eating more, I would weigh much, much more than now... about 200 pounds more. :D

I always knew on some level that I like to cook but only in the last couple of years, I discovered that cooking (baking in particular, as you can see on my Instagram—fresh from the oven as well—@giosmess) has become more like a way to relax after a busy day either at work or with my daughter. 

I've always been that kind of person that likes to try all kinds of hobbies and always thought I was able to do them well. I have tried knitting, needlepoint Gobelins, crafting, candle making and whatever came to mind but nothing has done the trick like baking. I try to always be prepared just in case I decide to quickly bake something as my partner has really become addicted to my baking. Almost every night he has a different request for sweets. The same happened a couple of weeks ago when he asked for something, anything with Nutella. I had just put our daughter to sleep, it was late, and I was actually feeling pretty tired but I didn't say no. So I decided to look in my special cupboard and see what I could crop up with the ingredients I had, but surprise: there was only Nutella and flour there. I told him I had no ingredients so no sweets for him tonight, but he looked so disappointed, like a child that first hears there's no Santa Clause, so I decided to try at least. 

It takes about 20 minutes to make and another 15 to bake so they're really easy and quick and they taste great!

Ingredients:

  • 250g Nutella + 100g for decorating
  • 2 eggs
  • roughly 220g flour 

Step by step directions:

  1. Put the Nutella with the eggs in a bowl and stir until a paste is formed.
  2. Add the flour and stir until you have a dough that doesn't stick and can be formed in little balls. You might need more or less flour for that; this is a rough estimate of how much I used.
  3. Put a bit of oil on your hands and on a baking tray, form little balls from the Nutella dough.
  4. Once you've used all the dough, push the middle of the balls with the tip of the finger to create a hole in the middle. This is where the rest of the Nutella will need to be put.
  5. Put the baking tray in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 mins.

I guarantee they'll be a success and they look great. 

Until a few days ago I was under the impression that this was a recipe invented on the spot by me. It isn't though, as apparently, it is very popular on the internet. I don't remember ever seeing it but probably my subconscious was working and it was brought to light in a time of need. :) I guess the recipe is too simple not to have been tried by someone else by now. 

I just had my daughter's birthday last week so I have prepared these biscuits along with some "Baci di Dama" for the guests. They all loved it, especially the kids. I made a double portion and they were all gone by the end of the birthday party. 

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