Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I'm almost embaressed to say it out loud, but I have a Nutella addiction. How many other Nutella lovers are out there? Can we have a show of hands! I just love it--on toast, breadsticks, cream puff topping, in my hot chocolate -- heck, give me a jar of this scrumptious hazelnut spread and a spoon and I am in heaven.
Oddly enough, I really love quesadillas equally as much, so I decided to play around the other day and came up with the best of both worlds. I'm calling them Chocolate Hazelnut Quesadillas. You can call them anything you like, but I'd call these downright delicious!
I had on hand a box of Dr.Oetker instant chocolate Mousse Supreme. A quick and yummy , 5 minute fix for when you get that hankering for chocolate, or want to make an easy chocolate torte. Now having a good sized addiction since I made chocolate pizzelles over the holidays and really liked the combination cinnamon and chocolate flavor, I decided to add some cinnamon to my mousse. Not much, just a few shakes.
Try not to poke your finger in the bowl while mixing this scrumptious combo or there won't be any left for filling. :) Mix up some cinnamon and sugar and set it aside. Sprinkle a few drops of olive oil in a skillet and run both sides of the tortilla around in the oil until just lightly coated. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar onto tortilla. Turn on the heat to medium. When the tortilla is just beginning to bubble and brown, give it a flip, sprinkling more cinnamon sugar on the cooked side. Only a few moments on the second side and it's done. Allow this to cool down for 5 minutes and as it does, make the mousse.
Once my tortilla's were readied I put a good dollop of Nutella on them and spread it about (making certain I licked the spoon afterward)--I then toppped the Nutella with the chocolate cinnamon mousse and folded them over. Viola! Another Nutella joy!