This week’s recipe in Tuesday’s with Dorie was Nutella Buttons (Baking Chez Moi, page 188). Basically, mini muffins filled with Nutella. Check out the other bakers.
The mini versions turned out pretty great, but as I was lacking patience and lacking good liners – I turned the rest of the batter into big version.
I am generally not a big fan of white cakes (including cupcakes) but these were moist and delicious. The nutella filling helped a lot.
These rather reminded me of Baklava in consistency. And my sister also commented that she has had something similar Middle Eastern desserts.
- I am not a huge fan of coconut, but it needed it here for the consistency. I am not sure what I would substitute it with if I did not have it. More nuts maybe?
- I switched the dried cherries for raisins and the milk chocolate for dark.
- I did not chop any of the items for the filling at the start of making the recipe. When the recipe said to combine the ingredients for the filling in a bowl, I added them all to the food processor and zapped them together until they were finely chopped. Beats chopping everything by hand.
The end result worked rather well for me. However, I fell victim several times to skimming the recipe and going by what I thought the procedure was, from other similar recipes.
I think my dough ended up thicker because of it, but as it was still very flaky when baked, I can live with that.
I brought it to work the next day and served up the remainder, and all of my colleagues said they loved it – with a couple asking for the recipe.
I would have loved for there to have been a picture involved in the cookbook.
Tuesdays with Dorie