Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nutella Pancakes

February 5th will be ‘World Nutella Day’, and to get you into the mood here are this week’s poll winner: Nutella Pancakes! I planned on using Nigella Lawson’s recipe but I made so many alterations, I can hardly attribute anything to her. Nigella’s recipe called for 8 store-bought crêpes, I made 14 Dutch pancakes or pannekoeken. They are very similar to crêpes, but they’re a lot thicker. I also omitted the Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur) in Nigella’s recipe, because I did not want to spend $15 on liquor that I have no intention of using beyond this recipe. And I did not use any hazelnuts. See? This recipe is kind of my own! But not to worry, I wrote down both recipes for you. And now for the rating … well what do you think? Nutella + pancakes … was there anyway that this was not going to be good?! Exactly! 5 out of 5.

Dutch Pancakes - 'pannekoeken' recipe:

Ingredients:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cup milk

Instructions:
- Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add ¾ cup of milk and mix with a whisk to combine. Add the remaining ingredients (¾ cup milk, 3 eggs, ½ tablespoon vanilla) and mix until smooth.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat, and coat with butter or oil. Scoop about ¼ cup of batter into the skillet, and tilt the pan to coat the bottom. Cook until the top begins to form air-bubbles and the bottom begins to brown. Carefully slide a spatula under the pancake and flip. Cook for a 20 seconds on the other side, just until browned. Remove to a plate, and repeat with remaining batter.

Nutella addition: I warmed ½ cup of Nutella in the microwave for 20 seconds, so that it would be easier to spread on the pancakes.


Nutella Pancakes recipe: Nigella Lawson - Nigella Express

Ingredients:
- 8 store-bought crepes
- 1 jar (400g) Nutella
- 75g soft butter
- 80ml Frangelico + 2 tablespoons
- 35g chopped hazelnuts
- 250 ml double cream

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Put each crepe in front of you and spread some Nutella over one half, then fold the unspread side over the spread side. Now add a dollup of Nutella over one quarter and fold again. Place on a buttered swiss-roll tin or similar. Proceed with the remaining crepes, overlapping them a little in the tin as you go.
- Put the butter in a small pan with the Frangelico, and heat gently to melt. Pour over the crepes in their tin and sprinkle most of the chopped hazelnuts on top. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk the cream with the remaining 2 tablespoons Frangelico until you have an aerated soft floppiness, and put into a bowl, sprinling with the last of the crushed hazelnuts. This luscious cream is a must alongside the sweet, buttery, heavenly crepes.


Whisking away.


A stack of pannekoeken.


This dish was so good it should be outlawed! Seriously, Nutella on pancakes is Satan's way of luring me from my New Year's resolutions.




Of course I didn't eat all three ... what do you take me for?


I had so many pancakes left, I also made Crêpes Suzette! Stay tuned!

11 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Mmmmm, this looks divine. Nutella is always a good idea.

Eliana said...

These look so amazing. Nutella makes everything taste better!!!!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Thanks for letting me know about Nutella Day, I will have to think of something to do myself. I would like to eat all of these pancakes but I am behaving myself at the moment.

Ashley said...

Much better than store-bought crepes. I need to try Dutch pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

ABowlOfMush said...

Oh yum!! I want to eat this right now!!

Happy New Year :)

Renata said...

And who on earth can resist to these?!

thehappyheather said...

Looks delicious!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling you have a delicious blog and a new follower...me. Looking forward to returning here for more mouth watering recipes.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

VelezDelights said...

Yummmmmyyyyy..... I'm already a big fan of crepes with Nutella, so I can't imagine how much I would enjoy these pancakes with Nutella :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I've gotta tell you, these are making my mouth water so badly!

Caca said...

looks yum