It’s officially 1 week to World Nutella Day and (perhaps?) more importantly, 1 week since Drake dropped two new songs. Seems like as good as time as any to talk about my latest recipe: these salted Nutella chocolate tarts.
To underscore how much I love Nutella, last week when France slashed Nutella prices and there were stampedes at the Intermarché supermarket, I asked all my French friends if it would be cheaper for them to buy jars and ship them to the US than for me to buy them here (turns out it’s not).
I eat Nutella everyday. In the mornings, it’s a ritual—a dollop in my oatmeal along with some almond butter (that might sound weird. Is that weird? I swear it tastes delicious). On weekends, as toppings for my pancakes or, when I know World Nutella Day is coming up, ganache’d into tarts like these.
As y’all know, Nutella is very sweet on its own, so when you’re using it as a component in desserts, you don’t need to/shouldn’t add any extra sugar. I went the other extreme and added sea salt to really balance everything out. The tart crust is made from extra dark cocoa powder, which is a blend of natural and Dutch-processed cocoas. It makes the crust look like Oreos, and honestly after you start using it, you’ll never go back to using anything else.
These tarts also come together within 15 minutes, once you’ve let the crusts chill overnight. Do I hear more tarts being made for the Superbowl maybe??
Happy (almost) World Nutella Day!