That's right, it's World Nutella Day. This indulgent day was created by Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy who writes Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle Fabio, another American blogger living in Italy who writes Bleeding Espresso. These two women adore Nutella and wanted to create a day when we all indulge! In the spirit of that day, I've made some Nutella Purses which contain banana - one of the two great combinations in all of food history - banana and Nutella. These are so easy to make and only take a few minutes. You can certainly add some nuts to this if you like, which I would have done (walnuts, specifically) but I am the only soul in my household that likes nuts. If you've never bought Nutella before, you can find it next to the peanut butter in almost any grocery store. It's a staple in Europe, even at breakfast. Please visit The World Nutella Day site on February 9th to see the complete 2009 roundup of Nutella recipes from all around the world.
Nutella and Banana Pastry Purses
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- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough
- 1 banana
- some walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Defrost pastry dough in refrigerator until pliable. Place on lightly floured surface and cut into 9 squares. Place squares on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using two teaspoons, drop nutella onto center on squares. Slice banana and place a slice on top of nutella. Add nuts if you like. Taking each opposite corner, bring corners together and squeeze tightly. Do the same with the two opposite corners. Make sure all four corners seal well.
Bake at for about 15 minutes, until golden brown. If some of the purses open during cooking, you can seal them back together quickly right after you take them out, when they are still hot.
If you love Nutella, you might like my previous post with Nutella - Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches