Nutella cake recipes: Swiss roll filled with nutella and Cointreau syrup.
the nutella cake
I had her book since my birthday, and finally tried it, in an Italian Christmas version: a nutella cake roll.
You can find the basic deco cake roll recipe here and then free your imagination.
Or you can just open a Nutella jar!
- I made the roll following the basic recipe, you can find here (I used 00 flour).
- Made the syrup with Cointreau.
- And filled it up with Nutella.
It was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.
And kind of easy. If you don’t consider the “design part”. I had to make it twice, to get these decent Christmas trees.
It’s too fun not to give it a try. Besides, there’s something incredibly powerful in trying a new thing, whatever it is… something that nurtures your inner self, something that, simply, makes you happy!
My former colleagues at Nat Geo did have a point: IGNORANCE IS BORING.
So I went beyond the boring classic nutella cake (I know it’s hard to define Nutella boring), and boozed it up, rolled it and decorated it with Christmas trees.
Since in topic, let me share some other “learning” Roman adventures…
things I’ve learned this week:
- from the Toulouse Lautrec art show: the French Can Can was originally an Algerian dance;
- If you add a few drops of squeezed lemon or lime to your chicken soup, just before savoring it, you upgrade it significantly;
- You get incredibly delicious overnight oats if you soak them in whipped (hand blended) persimmon pulp (I added a tablespoon of wheat germ, 1 drop of vanilla extract and 1,5 handfuls of oats to a blended persimmon, refrigerated overnight, and seasoned with crushed walnuts and sunflowers seeds);
- How to make a deco cake roll…