ffwD: Nutella Mini-Tartine

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!

Just as a reminder, my Facebook page for Yummy Chunklet is up and running. Check it out here! I set it up in honor of being Foodista’s Featured Food Blog of the Day earlier this week on Tuesday, February 7th.

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.

59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Baker Street
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 04:12:36

    Mmmm… These look fabulous! Must must bake these.

  2. oneexpatslife
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 04:47:36

    Great idea. I think Godiva used to do a chocolate raspberry ice cream which was delicious, and their chocolate raspberry truffle is my absolute favorite.

  3. Andrea Janssen
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 06:12:13

    Looks great and tasted Nice. As i read your artikel I see I forgot the SALT in the recipe. So maybe I schold try it again with that addition ( with or withouten the fruit), it looks great.

  4. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 06:27:19

    Adorable! These little slices would be awesome to share with your nieces.

  5. Cher
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 06:56:38

    I have no issues with the orange-chocolate combo, but we went the chocolate-cherry route. And I know I totally forgot the salt (and hazlenuts…) – oh well…

  6. Candy
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 07:50:16

    Congratulations on the Foodista honor! I hadn’t thought about raspberry here, but that’s a great idea.

    Love the minis!

  7. Yuri
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 08:02:55

    Oh my! Sad I missed this recipe. I’ve ever liked the orange-chocolate combination but the other day I tried a caramelized orange – chocolate bar and it wasn’t bad… I might be a convert now 🙂 heading over to your FB page, happy Friday!

  8. Linda
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 08:32:29

    Oh dear, I fear I would nibble away at this entire platter!! Sounds fabulous and love the chopped nuts scattered all over!!!

  9. Mary Hirsch
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 08:56:14

    I went straight with Dorie on this recipe because I decided 35 years ago that I detested Nutella. But, now that I am older and wiser, I discovered I am nuts about it. But, your variations sound “yummy” as in “yummy chunklet” so we Go Raspberry next time. I do love orange marmelade, however. Going to check out your Facebook Page this week-end. Good for you.

  10. Ei
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 09:04:36

    Had I made this again, I would have gone for raspberry jelly, too. I used orange marmalade last time b/c I had it (part of a gift basket), but I don’t like the orange/chocolate flavor combo, or orange marmalade itself, really, so I wouldn’t use that again. Raspberry trumps orange any day!

  11. Krissy
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 10:41:34

    Excellent use for your bread! I always have Nutella in my cupboard but I forget to use it like I do peanut butter for the kiddies…maybe now I”ll get it into my head, because is really is a much better “grandma” treat. And I agree, raspberry is a good idea for the jam.

  12. saffronandhoney
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 10:44:55

    Looks yummy! I love the salty chocolate combination but for whatever reason, never tried it with nutella!

  13. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 10:52:38

    What a wonderful take on the French bread/chocolate/nut idea…and with raspberry jam, too? That’s gilding the lily in a good way! I visited your FB page, and of course, liked you!

  14. SoupAddict Karen
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 11:52:41

    Congratulations on your feature – that’s wonderful! I can understand why folks don’t like the chocolate-citrus combination. It’s an acquired taste, but chocolate and salt (white, pink, grey) is always a good idea. 🙂

  15. Purely.. Kay
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 12:21:22

    I haven’t had Nutella in a while, so your post is definitely making me go out and get some later on today to make a simple dessert. Love this post 🙂

  16. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 12:48:17

    You always make the best substitutions!

  17. Thu
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 12:58:29

    I should’ve known better than to visit your blog when I am hungry! I am suppose to diet to fit into my traditional dress for an upcomming wedding too!

    Hope all is well my dear and have a great weekend!

  18. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 13:07:00

    YUM! I couldn’t have made 6 pieces… I would’ve been tempted to eat every single one! 🙂

  19. Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 13:13:19

    Just headed over there and “liked” you! Not that I didn’t already!! 😉

  20. Janet Rudolph
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 13:49:47

    Fabulous and simple! My kind of recipe..

  21. Frollicking Night Owl
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 14:15:37

    I also prefer my chocolate with berries! 🙂 nice work!!

  22. Caroline
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 14:22:50

    Wonderful, simple idea! Looks great. xx

  23. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 15:06:39

    This would make a perfect midnight snack as well! 😉

  24. TrafficDiva
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 15:14:22

    This is a perfect BRUNCH item!! Just think how well this would go with mimosas!! LOVE Nutella and jam idea…not a fan of citrus/chocolate either =P

  25. kitchen flavours
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 15:34:29

    Wow, this looks perfect for breakfast, tea and a late snack!

  26. Three-Cookies
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 16:03:58

    This does look and sound very tasty

  27. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 16:05:27

    Great looking Nutella Tartine! Gave your facebook page a like:) Congrats on all the success. Hey, do you have any interest in making Kimchi – been wanting to try it and looking for someone to try along with me. Let me know!

  28. Lola
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 17:04:09

    Bet it was great with raspberry jam!

  29. Ronda
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 17:28:56

    Mmmm….that looks like a good weekend breaky!

  30. Norma Chang
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 17:53:31

    Looks delicious. Love hazelnuts and anything with chocolate.

  31. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 18:02:24

    bet these were great with the homemade white bread!

  32. Deanna
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 18:06:11

    I don’t like citrus and chocolate together either. Although I also don’t like fruit and chocolate together.

  33. Cakelaw
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 18:08:39

    Raspberry and chocolate is pretty good too! And good thinking to use the white loaves. I needed the challah for a Donna Hay assignment, so I didn’t really mind buying it ( not knowing that I was going to join BWJ at tat stage!).

  34. ceciliag
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 18:13:01

    that looks like the perfect after school snack to me! You put a lot of thought into your choices and it paid off! c

  35. genkinaonna
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 20:02:02

    I swapped out the orange marmalade too…not a fan! Love the little mini tartines…they’re super cute. I’d have used some of my white bread from TwD too but my family ate it all…oh well, any excuse to make brioche! Lol…

  36. rebecca
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:05:28

    oh very nice :_) have a fun weekend

  37. Laurie Lessner
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:33:32

    These look so yummy. I completely forgot the salt and like the idea of the raspberry. I think I’m needing to make more!

  38. filingawaycupcakes
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 00:15:27

    This looks amazing! I never thought to mix jam with it.

  39. katyarich
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 09:48:25

    Can you post same to Spain? just love it….have a great weekend…:)

  40. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 11:13:22

    Anything with nutella is a winner! Looks yummy!

  41. Healthiful Balance
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 12:49:32

    These look soo delicious! 🙂
    We have a jar of Nutella in our kitchen (my brothers love that stuff!).. now I know what to do with it! 🙂

  42. hotlyspiced
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 14:21:29

    I think you’ve made the perfect afternoon snack and I love the combination of raspberry and chocolate – one of my favourites!

  43. Simply Life
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 15:38:44

    wow! can I have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and a snack?!?!

  44. mireia
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 15:42:32

    Looks fantastic, and I have some nutella at home….

  45. Baking Serendipity
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 17:34:26

    I love anything Nutella and this is no exception!

  46. Betsy
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 21:31:29

    This recipe confirmed that I don’t like the chocolate-citrus combination either. However, swapping a different fruit wouldn’t have mattered. Too much like PB&J for me.
    Congratulations on your Foodista honor.

  47. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 21:32:18

    I don’t think these would last as an afternoon snack! They are just perfect for breakfast for me! I think your substitutions worked well. I’m also a fan of Himalayan Pink Salt! These look beautiful! : )

  48. Reem | Simply Reem
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 02:34:08

    I really have to learn how to grab the deliciousness from my screen…
    These look fabulous, I need to make them now…. Yum.

  49. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 07:03:35

    You are such the baker, gotta try this recipe.

  50. sally
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 08:15:02

    I have a major craving for nutella after looking at these yummy treats!

  51. Tricia S.
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 09:34:05

    Oh yum. That is one happy looking plate. Great combos and I am with you about the additional of that salt. LOVED it. But my favorite candy is chocolate covered pretzels so no great shock there. Oh the calories……

  52. Asmita
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 09:53:16

    Looks so amazing!! Really, you are a great baker. Love it.

  53. Chaya
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 13:13:58

    I keep forgetting to make the recipe for Fridays. I think, I should get in my kitchen and make this , right now. Yours is making me hungry.

  54. Beth
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 04:38:05

    Your tartines look absolutely divine!

  55. Elaine
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:50:29

    What a good idea to try different combinations to see which one you like best. They look so good.

  56. Alice
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 20:19:07

    I love that you made two different varieties! 🙂 Have you seen all the different nuts that are being used with this one?

  57. Gursahiba @ Exquisite Niche
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 02:51:21

    This looks delicious!!

  58. jora
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 06:15:05

    I love that you made this recipe your own. I think I would’ve enjoyed this much better as a snack. It just didn’t feel like dessert!

  59. Kathy
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 21:05:30

    I enjoyed this as a snack, too! I also used my TwD white bread…it was very good! Looks delicious!

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