For this week’s ffwD assignment, Dorie made several suggestions of which I eschewed. First was using challah or brioche. Well, the brioche I made last month was eaten pretty quickly, so I opted to use one of the mini white loaves I made for the TwD/BwJ assignment instead.
Dorie also recommended following French pastry chef Pierre Herme’s interpretation of smearing bitter orange marmalade on the bread. Um, no thank you. I’ve never understood the chocolate-citrus fruit combination. But, to each their own. Instead, I used raspberry jam as a berry foundation for the warmed Nutella drizzle and chopped hazelnuts. I even went so far and made traditional “all-Nutella” slices as well.
Finally, Dorie wanted us to use fleur de sel to add a bit of saltiness to the sweet hazelnut chocolate and jam. I like the sweet and salty concept but used ground pink Himalayan salt instead. Overall, despite my substitutions, this turned out to be a very tasty afternoon snack!
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To see how other bloggers fared with Nutella tartine, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.