3 ingredients. (4 if you include the egg wash)
And one of the ingredients is Nutella. You just can’t go wrong with that.
My oldest daughter and her friend were discussing on Facebook their desire to eat Nutella toaster pastry. They thought someone should invent that. Because I stalk my kids on Facebook (you stalk yours too, right?), I commented that I could make that happen.
It’s a cinch to make, looks impressive and tastes even better. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool. The flavors are more pronounced at room temp, rather than warm from the oven.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 box puff pastry, thawed
- 1 cup Nutella
- 2/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Tbs. water
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Unfold a puff pastry on each cookie sheet. Spread 1/2 cup Nutella in the center section of each sheet. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup macadamia nuts.
With a small knife, make slits 1 inch apart on each side of the Nutella. Carefully braid the sections over the top of the Nutella. Pinch the ends of the pastries to close.
Whisk the egg with 1 Tbs. water. Brush the top of each pastry with egg wash. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool before serving if you can stand to wait.
Here are a few photos of the process:
If you look closely at the photo above, you can see the slits I cut to be braided.
Here’s the finished product, before slicing. You will have 2 of these. To slice it, I used the Rada Cutlery Bread Slicer. It’s a long, sharp knife that proved perfect for the job.
Disclosure: Rada Cutlery is a site sponsor. I’m in love with their knives because they are sharp and affordable. Rada Cutlery sells their products through their Kitchen Store and also through fundraisers. I have no relationship at all with Nutella, although I would not be opposed to one. I’ve been known to eat that deliciousness straight from the jar with a spoon. Or sometimes, with just my finger. I also have no relationship with Pepperidge Farm or with Hawaii where the macadamias were grown. I would be elated to change either of those facts, because eating puff pastry on a beach in Hawaii sounds pretty nice.
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