By Ishleen Kaur
5-Minute Nutella Recipes You Must Check Out
NUTELLA! Did I just make your water mouth? Oh yes, this heavenly jar of hazelnut chocolate spread is definitely drool worthy when it comes to fulfilling cravings.
Though the first jar of Nutella left its factory outlets in France in 1964, it has been a staple in every chocoholic’s pantry till date. I know it feels heavenly to indulge in a spoonful of nutella straight from the jar, but trust me, nutella can do some pretty great things if you have just a couple of spare minutes on hand.
Nutella Mug Cake
Chocolate mug cakes are surely a tried and tested recipe for all those with a sweet tooth, I am sure of that! But what I am talking about is a nutella-ey version of the decadent chocolate mug cake.
This mug cake has relatively less calories as we do not add any extra ingredients (oil, sugar, et cetera as they are already present in the spread).
- 4 tbsp all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- A little more than ¼ cup of nutella
- 3-4 tbsp of milk (full-fat or fat-free, depending on personal choice)
Take a large, deep mug and pour all the ingredients directly in it. Using a fork, mix the ingredients till a smooth batter has formed. Make sure the batter is folded properly; no extra milk should be visible on the surface of the batter. Pre-heat your oven for two minutes, and then place your mug inside the oven, turning it on for about a minute and a half. (The time your cake takes to cook completely depends on the wattage of your microwave. Mine generally takes 1 ½ minutes, you can also cook for 2-2 ½ minutes.)
On taking out the mug cake, the surface should look well set and crumby, instead of gooey. Let the cake rest for 3-5 minutes, and then scoop it up. Enjoy!
Nutella choco-chip cookies
As it is the thought of baking a cookie makes me go weak in the knees, and when I got acquainted with this nutella cookie recipe, I somehow knew I had to share it with you gorgeous people. The recipe is easy, quick, hassle free and requires just about 5 minutes to cook.
- 1 tbsp soft butter (melted)
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp nutella
- 1 large egg yolk
- ¼ tsp vanilla essence
- 1 ½ tbsp semi-sweet choco chips
Melt your soft butter for about 20 seconds in a medium bowl. To this melted butter add the vanilla, egg yolk, flour, sugar as well as the nutella. Mix all the ingredients till they form up the dough. Mix in the Chocó-chips at this stage. The dough might be a little loose, go ahead, slightly dampen your hands and knead the dough a little.
Shaping the dough like a cookie on a parchment paper lined tray, place it inside the microwave oven for about 50 seconds to 1 minute. This cookie dough generally spreads and thus it is better to make 1 giant size cookie at a time, rather than several mini cookies.
After 50 seconds of baking the cookie should look cooked but it is still delicate, that is, it may fall apart easily. While removing the cookie from the oven make sure to put a plate underneath so that the cookie does not fall apart. Let the cookie set for a couple of minutes so that is gets firm and takes the cookie-shape.
Or, if you do not mind eating shapeless cookies, devour while it is still warm.
No-bake Fudgy-Nutella Brownies
Ok, I agree that this recipe is not the quickest of all, but technically it takes just about 5 minutes to cook. It is the setting period which takes a tad bit longer; say about 90 minutes.
- A heaping ¼ cup of nutella
- 2-3 tbsp all purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)
- ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
- ¼ cup of unsweetened dark cocoa powder (1/3 cup for making the fudge brownie and the remaining for dusting)
- ½ cup semi-sweet or dark choco chips (depends on preference)
In a medium bowl, whisk in the butter, cocoa, nutella, and the sugar. Now start adding the flour to the mixture, one tbsp at a time till the mixture starts to bind together. Generally, 2 tbsp of flour are enough to go with ¼ cup of nutella, but you can always adjust the proportions as per the need. Add in the choco chips and give it a good mix. Just keep in mind that the mixture is to be put in a pan and sliced, so it should n either be sloppy wet or crumbly and dry. It should have just the right amount of moist consistency.
Now take a shallow, lubricated pan, lined with parchment paper. Pour the mixture in the pan, even it up a bit, but remember that you should not press the mixture in the pan, as it would create a thin sheet and you would not be able to slice the fudge into bite size brownies.
Now let this pan sit in the fridge for about an hour and a half, or till it sets completely. Once set, take them out, slice it up into as many pieces as you would like (remember, the smaller, the better; as these are dense). Sprinkle with a light dusting of either powdered sugar or cocoa powder or both. Store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator, and they will last you up to a month; that is if you can restrain yourself from indulging in them every now and then.
So these were my 5-minute nutella recipes which have pulled me through all those stressful days and night-cravings.
Have you tried any similar nutella recipes?
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