Friday, February 10, 2012

nutella tartine - French Fridays with Dorie

A nice dessert or breakfast treat - even a yummy high tea nibble.....

I was carrying a plate of these delicious treats next door to my daughter's house (yes, I'm the luckiest Nana in the world!) and the sun popped out of the clouds.  It lit up the orange marmalade, so I had to stop and take a picture right then and there!

Lesson learned from this recipe:  when dribbling warmed nutella with fork tines it helps to hold the fork horizontal.  At first I was dribbling nutella with the tines pointed down and I was getting cute little chocolate circles.  When I  filled up the fork with the nutella and held it horizontally, my tartines started to look more like Dorie's.

I chose challah as the base for this recipe...Dorie says to use challah or brioche bread.  I made the recipe from Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan.  It turned out great.

I loved the Nutella Tartine with cafe au lait.  To see others' creations this week, you can visit French Fridays with Dorie.


  1. Your challah braid looks wonderful! I wish I had made the time to bake some fresh bread for the tartines.

  2. I'm jealous that your family is right next door! How nice that you can share your delicious treat.

  3. Next door - how nice! My parents live about five miles away and it is great to have them so close.

  4. Your challah braid looks absolutely picture perfect! It is always on my to-bake list but I just havent' gotten around to it. You inspired me to give the recipe a try from Baking With Julia. Thanks!

  5. Mmmm, homemade Challah bread - that is defnitely a treat! Is it a user friendly recipe? Sounds really great to have your family so close.

  6. Wow- how crazy is this ?? My mom (aka Nana from "Tricia and Nana Cooking with Dorie" lives next door too. Though she didn't carry me over a plate this week :) But she did use the challah bread too. How amazingly coincidental !!!!! Thank goodness you are not posting as "Nana" or it would really be confusing. Awesome job on that tartine - I look forward to checking in on your FFWD adventures !

    1. Trisha - how nice to see you and Nana cooking and blogging together. And it's a good thing to live next door!

  7. How lucky to have family right next door, and to be able to make your tartine with homemade challah. Yum!