Happy “World Nutella Day″ Originally created by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, World Nutella Day is a day to celebrate, get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on and grow for years to come.
In 2010 I made a Nutella cheesecake, in 2011 I made Nutella lamingtons, in 2012 I went French with Nutella macarons craquelés, in 2013, I made Nutella truffle pops. in 2014 I made a flourless hazelnut-chocolate Nutella-inspired cake and last year I made a chocolate-hazelnut smoothie.
This year, I went classic. I’m a little bit obsessed with choux pastry right now (as in, it’s my FAVOURITE thing to make!) so I couldn’t go past an éclair. Filled with Nutella crème pâtissière and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and chopped, toasted hazelnuts.
To make the éclairs: Meanwhile, make the crème pâtissière: Now, make the chocolate ganache: To assemble:
For the éclairs
For the crème pâtissière
For the ganache
I was pretty happy with these, if I do say so myself! The choux pastry was crispy and light, the crème pâtissière was sweet but not cloyingly-so and the ganache was shiny and perfect. I made my neighbours very, very happy as I was testing this recipe!
To make the éclairs:
Meanwhile, make the crème pâtissière:
Now, make the chocolate ganache:
Happy World Nutella Day! How will you celebrate?