Recipe | Mini Nutella croissants

These mini Nutella croissants are a quick way to use up any puff pastry you may have hanging about!

mini nutella croissants easy quick recipe for using up puff pastry

If you have any frozen or chilled puff pastry you need to use up, or just want to make something fast using shop-bought puff pastry, these mini Nutella croissants are an incredibly easy option.

Apologies to any French readers as I’m pretty sure these don’t strictly qualify as “croissants”.

My chocolate spread wasn’t Nutella – it was a white and milk chocolate mixture. Any chocolate or chocolate hazelnut spread will work fine.

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Recipe | Baileys, Nutella and cheesecake brownies

Baileys, Nutella, cheesecake, chocolate… many favourites in one delicious brownie

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These are brilliant! I can’t remember what recipe I was looking for…  but fortunately my search caused me to stumble across this recipe on the Good Housekeeping website. I made a couple of small changes to the recipe but the Baileys-Nutella combination with the cheesecake swirl is lovely and I can’t recommend these enough.

Ingredients (makes 16 – 32 brownies depending on how big you cut them)

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Recipe | Nutella cookie cups – soft chewy biscuits with a chocolate hazelnut centre

Soft, chewy biscuit with a soft heart of chocolate hazelnut cream. Delicious!

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I found the recipe for these delicious treats at Sweetest Menu, which has loads of great recipes and is well-worth checking out. However, while the original recipe is to make 12 cookie cups using a muffin tin, I decided to use a mini muffin tin and so get 24 cookie cups from the same amount of ingredients.

So the size of your cookie cups is up to you!

Ingredients (makes 24 mini Nutella cookie cups or 12 large cookie cups)

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Recipe | Chocolate hazelnut pastry twists

Crunchy, flaky puff pastry with a smooth chocolate hazelnut filling.

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I was looking for easy thing to bake with the assistance of a toddler. I think I Googled “easy baking with kids” or something similar, and I came across this recipe at Kidspot.

This recipe uses shop-bought frozen puff pastry (defrosted prior to baking). Of course, if you want to make your own puff pastry, you can and I take my hat off to you!

I made the mistake of cutting my pastry strips too thick (more of that later), but the results were still very tasty.

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Recipe | Hazelnut muffins with a chocolate hazelnut cream centre

I finally managed to bake muffins with a crunchy topping!

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I usually base my decisions about what to bake on the ingredients I have in the cupboard and need to use up. Last week I made oat and pecan squares and, after the first tray vanished rather quickly, I wanted to make another batch. But this time I decided to vary the recipe to use hazelnuts instead of pecans. I had the hazelnuts weighed and chopped, ready to go. And then my toddler distracted me and the oat squares went into the oven without any nuts in the mix at all.

And so, this week I’m pleased to give you hazelnut muffins! 🙂

I got the basic muffin mix recipe here (although it’s for choc chip muffins) and then introduced my own variations.

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins)

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