14 March 2019

Nutella Sun Pastry

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy Nutella sun pastry that'll impress your guests !


Easy Nutella pastry
This Nutela sun pastry is the non-holiday version of this Nutella Christmas tree pastry. The recipe is the same, the end result is different, but this Nutella sun pastry is still impressive (and delicious, of course). You only need a few ingredients for this easy Nutella pastry dessert :

  • Puff pastry - I used storebought, but if you want to use homemade, go ahead ! You'll need two 6in circles of puff pastry to make this Nutella sun pastry.
  • Nutella - I didn't measure out exactly how much Nutella I used, but 4-5 tablespoons will be enough. You don't want to use too much Nutella or twisting the dough will be a bit more difficult.
  • Egg yolk (Optional) - to give the Nutella pastry that beautiful golden color !

  • You could also sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the pastry before you put it in the oven, or add a dusting of icing sugar after the pastry has cooled.
    Easy Nutella pastry
    Here's how to make a Nutella sun pastry :

    1). Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (about 4 or 5 tablespoons - don't use too much.)
    2). Cover with the second circle of puff pastry.
    3). Place a round cookie-cutter (or an upside down glass) in the center of the puff pastry circle.
    4). Using a sharp knife, make cuts about 1cm apart around the cookie cutter (see picture).
    5). Twist the sliced dough a couple times.
    6). Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
    7). Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color.
    Easy Nutella pastry
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    Easy Nutella pastry
    Here's the recipe for this Nutella Sun pastry :

    Nutella puff pastry dessert


    Ingredients :
    2 puff pastry circles (6in)
    4-5 tablespoons of Nutella
    1 egg yolk
    Optional : vanilla sugar and/or icing sugar

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven
  • Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (you can microwave the Nutella for about 10-15 seconds to make it easier to spread.)
  • Cover with the second circle of puff pastry. Place a round cookie-cutter (or an upside down glass) in the center of the puff pastry circle.
  • Using a sharp knife, make cuts about 1cm apart around the cookie cutter. Twist the sliced dough a couple times.
  • Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Optional : sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the dough.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (180°C, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color. Optional : add a dusting of icing sugar over the cooled pastry.

  • Easy Nutella pastry

    05 March 2019

    Chocolate Chip Nutella Oat Bars

    These oat crumble bars have a hidden Nutella layer and are topped with chocolate chips to make them extra delicious.



    nutella oatmeal bars
    To make these chocolate chip Nutella oat bars, I used the same recipe as these applesauce oatmeal bars and these banana oat bars. This time, though, no fruit ! The applesauce or bananas are replaced with Nutella, and the bars are topped with chocolate chips.

    This recipe for Nutella oatmeal bars is egg-free (and you'll only need to wash one bowl when you're done making them !)

    nutella oatmeal bars
    To make chocolate chip Nutella oat bars, you'll have to combine the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, oats, baking powder and salt), before you add in softened butter and mix until it forms crumbs.
    Spread a little over half the dough in a pan, press with your fingers to make a base, and bake for 15 minutes.
    Take the pan out of the oven and spread some Nutella on it (I'd recommend microwaving it for about 15 seconds to make it softer and easier to spread). Add the remaining crumbs on top, the chocolate chips, and bake for another 35 minutes.
    Let the chocolate chips Nutella oatmeal bars cool completely before cutting into squares.

    You may like these recipes :
    Applesauce Oat Bars
    Banana Oat Bars
    Nutella Christmas Tree Pastry

    nutella oatmeal bars
    Here's the recipe for chocolate chip Nutella oat bars :

    nutella oatmeal bars


    Ingredients :
    190g of flour
    150g of light brown sugar
    1/8 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    140g of rolled oats
    175g of butter, softened
    Nutella
    2 tbsp of chocolate chips

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and oats.
  • Add in the butter and combine (using your fingers) until it forms crumbs.
  • In an 8x8in (20x20cm) pan covered in baking paper, spread a little over half of the mixture, and flatten it (using the bottom of a glass or your fingers) to form the base of the Nutella bars. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take the pan out of the oven, spread Nutella (I used about 4 or 5 tablespoons) on the base, and sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top. Add the chocolate chips
  • Bake for 35 minutes (at 150/180°C).
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

  • nutella oatmeal bars
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    nutella oatmeal bars

    08 January 2019

    The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018

    Here are the 10 most popular recipes posted on this blog in 2018 ! Cakes, cookies,pastries : these desserts are the ones you liked.


    popular dessert recipes
    10. GINGERBREAD SNICKERDOODLES

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles

    9. 4 INGREDIENTS CAKE RECIPE (tied with EASTER CHOCOLATE COOKIE BARS)

    This is my favorite cake recipe. It only requires four ingredients (plus flavoring of your choice) and it is perfect for layer cakes !

    4 ingredients layer cake recipe

    Save up your Easter eggs to make these Easter chocolate cookie bars ! These chewy bars are made with 6 basic ingredients and as much chocolate as your heart desires.

    easter egg cookies

    8. FRAISIER (French strawberry cake)

    Fraisier is a French strawbery cake : a génoise (white cake) is filled with crème mousseline and fresh strawberries. This is a classic French dessert.

    french strawberry dessert

    7. CHOCOLATE BANANA MINI CAKES

    This recipe for moist chocolate banana mini cakes is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas.

    chocolate banana muffins

    6. NOUGAT CREAM COOKIE SLICES

    Nougat cream cookie slices are made with a shortbread cookie base, nougat cream and a white chocolate drizzle.

    nougat cookie bars squares

    5. NUTELLA CHRISTMAS TREE PASTRY

    Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry ! If you want to make this year-round, just don't cut out a Christmas tree shape in the puff pastry.

    Nutella puff pastry dessert

    4. ALMOND SABLES (Almond shortbread cookies)

    These buttery sablés (French shortbread cookies) are made using ground almonds and a couple of drops of almond extract to take the almond flavor up a notch. Only four ingredients and no eggs required !

    almond shortbread cookies
    3. BEST VANILLA CUPCAKES

    This recipe makes the best vanilla cupcakes ever : they stay soft & moist for days ! They'll be the perfect base for any cupcake creations you come up with !

    soft moist vanilla cupcakes

    2. TARTE À LA CRÈME (Pastry cream tart)

    Tarte à la Crème (Pastry Cream Tart) is just that : a pie crust filled with delicious pastry cream. This French tart is very easy to make (and even easier to eat !).

    french pastry cream tart recipe

    1. TWO INGREDIENTS CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

    Here's how to make a fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting with only two ingredients. This frosting can even be made in the microwave !

    chocolate buttercream with only 2 ingredients


    Let me know in the comments if you made one of these recipes ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    18 December 2018

    5 Christmas Recipes

    Here are 5 easy dessert recipes that will be perfect for Christmas ! Cookies, pastries, truffles : you're sure to find something you'll want to bake !


    easy Christmas dessert
    1. COQUILLE DE NOËL (French Christmas Brioche)

    Coquille de Noël is a French Christmas brioche. Originally from Northern France, this brioche will be perfect on your Christmas Day breakfast table ! This pairs perfecty with hot chocolate.

    French Christmas brioche recipe

    2. WHITE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

    White chocolate truffles are an easy no-bake treat that only requires four ingredients.

    White Chocolate Truffles no bake 4 ingredients

    3. GINGERBREAD SNICKERDOODLES

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles

    4. THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER

    This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've used it for years and it makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever.

    best chocolate chip cookies

    5. NUTELLA CHRISTMAS TREE PASTRY

    Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry !

    Nutella puff pastry dessert

    You can check out all the Christmas recipes by clicking here. Don't forget to check out all the cookies and bars recipes posted on this blog by clicking here, or check out the recipe index if you want to bake something other than cookies ! You can also search recipes by ingredients.

    Let me know in the comments if you try one of these recipes for Christmas ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    14 December 2018

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.



    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. I used my go-to snickerdoodles recipe, which is baking soda free and cream of tartar free - and yes, the snickerdoodles still stay soft !

    To make the gingerbread sugar coating, you'll need a gingerbread spice mix (either store-bought or homemade - there are plenty of recipes online !). Once you have your gingerbread spice mix, the recipe is the same as any other snickerdoodles recipe : whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Cream the butter and sugar, add in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the dry ingredients. Shape the dough into balls, roll in the gingerbread sugar, bake for 12 to 15 minutes, and tada ! You have gingerbread snickerdoodles ! These cookies will be perfect for the Holidays.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
    Here's the recipe for gingerbread snickerdoodles :

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles


    Ingredients :
    180g of flour
    1/4 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    110g of softened butter
    150g of sugar
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
    For the cinnamon sugar coating :
    3 tbsp of sugar
    1 tsp of gingerbread spice mix

    Instructions :
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients.
  • Put the cookie dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven.
  • In a small bowl, make the gingerbread coating : mix the sugar and gingerbread spices together.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or spoons, form balls with the cookie dough, and roll them in the gingerbread coating.
  • Put the cookie dough balls on a baking paper covered baking sheet, making sure not to put them too close together as the snickerdoodles will spread as they bake.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (180°C/350°F), until the edges on the snickerdoodles are golden.

  • baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
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    11 December 2018

    Nutella Christmas Tree Pastry

    Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry !



    Nutella puff pastry dessert
    I can't believe this is only the first recipe that uses Nutella on this blog ! Guess what ? I love Nutella. You shouldn't trust people who don't like Nutella.

    This dessert recipe is perfect for the Holidays. Nothing says Christmas more than a Christmas tree, right ? This Nutella Christmas tree pastry looks impressive but is super quick and easy to prepare. Plus, you only need a few ingredients :

  • Puff pastry - I used storebought, but if you want to use homemade, go ahead ! You'll need two 6in circles of puff pastry to make this Christmas tree pastry.
  • Nutella - I didn't measure out exactly how much Nutella I used, but 4-5 tablespoons will be enough. You don't want to use too much Nutella or twisting the dough will be a bit more difficult.
  • Egg yolk - to give the Nutella pastry that beautiful golden color !

  • You could also sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the pastry before you put it in the oven, or add a dusting of icing sugar after the pastry has cooled. I've also seen some Nutella Christmas tree pastries with mini M&M's to make baubles (gently press them into the dough before baking).

    Nutella puff pastry dessert
    Here's how to make a Nutella Christmas tree pastry :

    1). Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (about 4 or 5 tablespoons - don't use too much.)
    2). Cover with the second circle of puff pastry.
    3). Using a sharp knife, cut a Christmas tree shape in the dough and remove the excess puff pastry (You can use the excess to make Nutella croissants. I also used a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star-shaped tree topper).
    4). Using a sharp knife again, make horizontal cuts about 1cm apart on each side of the tree (see picture), making sure to leave some uncut dough in the middle of the tree.
    5). Twist the sliced dough a couple times to make branches.
    6). Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
    7). Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color.

    Nutella puff pastry dessert
    Here's the recipe for this Nutella Christmas tree pastry :

    Nutella puff pastry dessert


    Ingredients :
    2 puff pastry circles (6in)
    4-5 tablespoons of Nutella
    1 egg yolk
    Optional : vanilla sugar and/or icing sugar

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven
  • Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (you can microwave the Nutella for about 10-15 seconds to make it easier to spread.)
  • Cover with the second circle of puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, cut a Christmas tree shape in the dough and remove the excess puff pastry (You can use the excess to make Nutella croissants. I also used a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star-shaped tree topper).
  • Using a sharp knife again, make horizontal cuts about 1cm apart on each side of the tree (see picture), making sure to leave some uncut dough in the middle of the tree. Twist the sliced dough a couple times to make branches.
  • Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Optional : sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the dough.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (180°C, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color. Optional : add a dusting of icing sugar over the cooled pastry.

  • Let me know in the comments if you make this Nutella Christmas tree pastry ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    Nutella puff pastry dessert

    04 December 2018

    5 Cookie Recipes for Christmas

    Here are 5 easy cookie recipes for Christmas ! From the best ever chocolate chip cookies to almond sablés, you'll be sure to find the perfect cookie treat to leave for Santa !


    If I had to choose only one thing I love doing in December, it would be baking cookies. Cookies are so easy and quick to make, and there are so many different types ! Chocolate chip cookies (milk, dark, or white), double chocolate cookies, snickerdoodles, sablés (sugar cookies), the list goes on ! In this post, you'll find five easy Christmas cookie recipes to try this month.

    Easy Cookie Recipes for Christmas

    1. ALMOND SABLÉS (Almond Shortbread Cookies)

    These buttery sablés (French shortbread cookies) are made using ground almonds and a couple of drops of almond extract to take the almond flavor up a notch. Only four ingredients and no eggs required ! Use a star shaped cookie cutter to make these more festive !

    almond shortbread cookies

    2. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

    Soft double chocolate cookies are made with white chocolate chips folded into a dark chocolate cookie base.

    white chocolate chip chocolate cookies

    3. SNICKERDOODLES (Baking soda and cream of tartar free)

    Want to make delicious cinnamon cookies that stay soft ? This Snickerdoodles recipe uses only baking powder, no baking soda and no cream of tartar involved !

    Snickerdoodles no baking soda no cream of tartar

    4. CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW COOKIES

    These chocolate cookies are topped with mini marshmallows : they're a hot chocolate in cookie form and perfect for Christmas !

    Mini marshmallow cookies

    5. THE BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've used it for years and it makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever. These are the ones that get left out for Santa every year ! ;)

    best chocolate chip cookies

    You can also check out all the cookies and bars recipes posted on this blog by clicking here, or check out the recipe index if you want to bake something other than cookies ! You can also search recipes by ingredients.

    Let me know in the comments if you try one of these cookie recipes for Christmas ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    06 November 2018

    5 Autumn Dessert Recipes

    Here are five dessert recipes to get you through Autumn ! These cookies, tarts, and cakes will be the perfect treats to eat on rainy afternoons.



    Here is an Autumn recipe round-up post for you ! These five dessert recipes make the perfect treats and snacks for those rainy, grey Fall afternoons ! Brownies, chocolate cake, cookies and bars, tarts : you're sure to find something you like here (and if you don't, check out the recipe index, or search recipes by ingredients.)

    TARTE AU SUCRE
    Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !
    Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !

    TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
    Milk, white and dark chocolate brownies
    Milk and white chocolate chips are added to a dark chocolate brownie base to make these brownies a delicious triple threat !

    EGG FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE

    How to make chocolate cake without eggs
    This delicious, moist chocolate cake is made without eggs.

    APPLESAUCE OAT BARS

    apple oatmeal squares
    Applesauce oat bars are very easy to make. They'll be perfect as an afternoon snack or for breakfast.

    NOUGAT CREAM WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Nougat cream white chocolate chip cookies – Chewy white chocolate chip cookies with a nougat cream cookie base.

    Hope you enjoy these recipes !
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