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Nutella Stuffed Churros

I haven’t been in the kitchen much this past week because Jared finally came home from tour and we have been working tirelessly on our new house. It was tough moving by myself while he was on tour, but just as tough to hold off on decorating and turning the house into a home for so many weeks. Now we can finally make it feel like a home together and we’ve gotten so much done already. We purchased some new furniture that I am SO excited to have delivered but of course, we have no idea when it’ll show up. Why can’t everything run like Amazon Prime?! Obviously getting settled and getting everything to our liking is going to take time, especially since I love home design and love creating beautiful spaces, but it’s been a blast.

I took a break from house stuff to create these Nutella Stuffed Churros because why not? Why not combine two outrageously tasty sweet treats into one decadent dessert that everyone will go gaga for?! I even filmed a step-by-step video to go along because this does require making a homemade dough, piping, deep frying, and stuffing. It’s totally doable, but so much easier when you’re following a visual guide! I hope you love these as much as we did.

Ingredients

For the cinnamon sugar:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the churros:

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4.5 ounces) flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup Nutella, melted until pourable

Directions

For the cinnamon sugar:

  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a large shallow bowl.

For the churros:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, water, and salt over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the flour. Stir well for 30-45 seconds over low heat, allowing the dough to dry out a little. Remove from heat. Stir eggs in one at a time, making sure to thoroughly incorporate each egg into the dough before adding the next one. Stir vigorously until dough is smooth.
  3. Remove the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip (I used Ateco #827). Pipe the churros out onto a parchment-linked baking sheet, piping about 4-inches long. Use scissors to cut the end for a perfect shape. Place in the fridge while you heat the oil.

You can find complete recipes of this Nutella Stuffed Churros in handletheheat.com

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DESSERT

NUTELLA FUDGE BROWNIES

These Nutella Fudge Brownies are decadent little bars! With a dense brownie on the bottom, Nutella fudge in the middle and chocolate on top, you can’t go wrong.
Do you ever have those days where you have all these things on your list to get done and you really think you’ll actually have time to accomplish them? Like, really. You’re sure it’ll all get done.
Then the end of the day comes along and you didn’t even get to half of it?
Then you’re like, well I need to feel better about all I accomplished so let’s add the things that I did that aren’t on the list so that I can cross them off too and feel more accomplished. The story of my life. so many things. ALL the things! So little time.
Fortunately, at the end of a long day of accomplishing many things (thought not ALL the things) there are bars like these to reward you for your hard work and a job well done. And really, is there any better reward than Nutella and chocolate? Fudge and brownie? I didn’t think so.
The brownie is a modified version of this very popular brownie recipe on my site. They are so loved for two reasons – they are tasty and they are super easy to make. Of course not one to make things simple for myself, I decided to modify the brownie.
The other one calls for oil and I decided to try it with butter. I also made a few other changes to make this brownie more fudgy and a little less cakey. The final brownie is perfectly dense and fudgy, without being too dense. Love.
The brownie is topped with fudge. Nutella fudge. I love all things Nutella. It always amazes me when Nutella actually makes it into a recipe and doesn’t just land straight in my mouth on a big fat spoon.
Please say you understand. The fudge is easy to make by combining sweetened condensed milk, butter, chocolate and Nutella. Everything is melted and combined on the stove before being spread over the brownie.

INGREDIENTS:
BROWNIE

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (I use Challenge Butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

FUDGE

  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

TOPPING

  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening

INSTRUCTIONS :
TO MAKE THE BROWNIE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease a 9×9 baking pan.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in another medium sized bowl.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the egg mixture until well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.

ONCE THE BROWNIE IS COOLED, MAKE THE FUDGE:

  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, chocolate chips and Nutella in a metal or glass bowl.
  2. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water.
  3. Stir mixture until everything is melted and smooth, then spread evenly over the brownies.
  4. Set brownies in refrigerator to set.
  5. Once set, add chocolate chips and shortening for topping to a microwave safe bowl.
  6. Microwave on 15 second increments until the chocolate and shortening are melted and smooth.

You can find complete recipes of this NUTELLA FUDGE BROWNIES in lifeloveandsugar.com

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DESSERT

Strawberry and Nutella crepes

Strawberry and Nutella crepes – a simple and delicious dessert for chocolate lovers! It also makes a delicious breakfast! Just spread a little bit of Nutella over one half of the crepe:

Ingredients

  • Crepes
  • Nutella
  • Strawberries, hulled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Make crepes according to this crepe recipe
  2. Place a single crepe on a plate. Spread Nutella over one half of the crepe.
  3. Arrange strawberry slices on top of the crepe over the Nutella.
  4. Fold the crepe in half, then fold it one more time to form a triangle. Top with more sliced strawberries.

You can find complete recipes of this Strawberry and Nutella crepes in juliasalbum.com