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, in 2015 I made a chocolate-hazelnut smoothie in 2016, I made Nutella éclairs and last year I made Nutella pots de crème.
This year, I’ve gone with a French theme again (you know, with a French cookbook coming out, I figured I should be “on brand” right?) with these chocolate hazelnut financiers with a Nutella swirl. Sounds fancy, huh? Yup, but (sssh!) it’s so easy to make!
Financiers are little French tea cakes, made with almond flour, traditionally shaped like gold bars (as a nod to the financial district in Paris where they were developed by a clever pastry chef who saw his banking clientele needed a portable snack to carry with them in their busy day), though here I’ve used mini muffin tins as those are more common in most people’s households. I’ve replaced the almond meal with hazelnut meal (basically ground hazelnuts) and added a touch of unsweetened cocoa for a Nutella-y twist. Then, for good measure, I swirled in some Nutella on the top of each financier. Decadently delicious (but they are only small so it’s ok!)
Best eaten the day they are made although they can keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Best eaten the day they are made although they can keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature.
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