Gooey homemade Nutella filling joins crumbly hazelnut cookies in these “Nutella” hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookies. Because two cookies are always better than one, and who in their right mind would ever say no to homemade Nutella?
Where do you find your inspiration? I find it in ridiculously random situations, like sneaky snack attacks, where you’re not actually hungry for food, but for taste, and textures, and smells. And so you walk around your kitchen, and take a bite of this and that, and you realise that anchovies go amazingly well with walnuts, and you decide that the combination of chocolate and pecans is heavenly, only to be further improved with a pinch of oats. Of course, you are incredibly proud of yourself for discovering such groundbreaking flavour combinations – never mind that they have been around for eons.
You know when you have an “off” day? It’s especially after you’ve been ill for a while, and your body tries to find some semblance of balance, and starts, for whatever reason, behaving downright bizarrely. That was me a few days ago. My usual breakfast fare tends to include oatmeal (remember this chocolate peanut butter decadence?) or smoothies, or occasionally a yummy omelette. But that morning, my body decided to conduct itself like a petulant five-year-old and turned up its nose at all the usual breakfast foods. Now, this may all sound really strange to you. Nonetheless, I am a firm believer that we should listen to our bodies – which is how I ended up with a big (delicious) bowl of salad in front of me at 7am. Yep, so, that happened.
A-and, we’re right back to the sweet stuff. Didn’t take long, did it? Today brings to you the second instalment of the puff pastry saga (I hope you didn’t miss the first part, those prosciutto puff pastry twists sure were delicious). Today’s recipe: cinnamon sugar puff pastry palmiers. Wikipedia (such a reliable source of information, don’t you think?) tells us that the word “palmier” is French for ‘palm tree’ (Where? I cant see it. I suppose if you squint really hard… in a dark room…), and that these sweet, buttery, flaky pastries can also be called ‘pig’s ears’ or ‘elephant ears’. Nope, again, don’t see it.