Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets in our life. Its taste is known and loved by people in all countries and of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. As a result, chocolate is widely used in cooking. Nutella is one of the best known chocolate brands in the world. It is a delicious chocolate spread that can be enjoyed on its own or be used as a cooking ingredient. It might be difficult to find specific Nutella recipes, but it is commonly used as substitute for chocolate, so you can always try and experiment.
Today I want to share a couple of quick and easy to make recipes – almond chocolate turnovers and chocolate malted tarts.
Almond topped chocolate turnover with Nutella
Ingredients for the almond topped chocolate turnover are:
- one sheet of pie dough – properly refrigerated
- non-stick cooking oil
- 1 table spoon flour
- 1/3 cup of almond paste
- 6 table spoons of Nutella
- one egg, beaten
- 1 ½ tea spoon of sugar to garnish
- sliced almonds to garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, prepare a baking sheet and spray it with non-stick cooking oil. Place the dough on a floured surface. Fold in two opposite sides so that they meet in the middle. Roll the sheet to a piece of about 12-inches x 8-inches in size.Then cut the dough into six squares. Prepare the almond paste by shaping it into 6 circles and place 1 of these circles in the lower corner of each square. Add 1 tablespoon of Nutella to each circle. Brush the squares with some of the egg. Fold the dough over the filling to make a triangle. Seal the edges using a fork. Brush tops of the turnovers with the remaining egg and sprinkle with almonds and a pinch of sugar on each. Place turnovers on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Chocolate malted tarts
Ingredients for the chocolate malted tarts are:
- one quart ice cream – may be chocolate or vanilla flavoured
- 3/4 cup of crushed milk balls
- 4 x 4-inch tart shells
- 3 table spoons of chocolate flavoured milk powder
- one table spoon of milk
- one cup of cream, whipped
- 3 table spoons of marshmallow crème
First, you have to take the ice cream out from the freezer and leave it for at least five minutes at the room temperature to soften. Put softened ice-cream in the bowl and stir until creamy. Once done, add ½ cup of milk balls and mix well. Fill tart shells with this mixture. Cover your tarts with plastic wrap and put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Blend the malted milk powder, marshmallow crème and milk in a medium sized bowl. Gently fold in the whipped cream and spread the mixture on the frozen tarts so that they are completely covered. Finally, sprinkle the tarts with the remaining malted milk balls and put them back to the fridge until ready to serve.
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