Saturday, February 5, 2011

Last minute dash to

the World Nutella Day held every year on Feb 5th.  This year the event along with World Nutella Day is co-hosted by Ms.Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso.  Every year I forget all about it and read about it pretty much after the round-ups have happened. I would not have it this time- come on nutella is my favorite thing in the whole world! Nutella is really a trade name for a chocolate-hazelnut spread and you can read all about it here.

So how did I find it out this time- on my favorite blogs- Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba's Passionate about baking, they participate almost every year! The mad dash to the finish line began at around 5:45 pm this evening. Nutella had to be put to good use- and it had to be done quickly enough!

Borne out of this mad rush- Tapioca pearl- nutella pudding!


1/2 cup tapioca pearls, soaked in water for about 30 min
1/2 cup water
1/2  cup almond milk, vanilla flavor
1 cup Nutella
2 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pistachios, reserve some for garnish)


Cook the tapioca pearls in water, almond milk mixture until it turns translucent- it took a good 20 minutes and keep in mind- you have to stir almost constantly (while I was cooking dinner, the wise-guy was aced the art of mindless, mechanical stirring and in the end claimed he had made the whole thing!)

Once the tapioca is cooked, take off the heat- add the extract, nutella and pistachios.

Transfer to individual serving bowls, refrigerate it for about an hour.

Serve with the pistachio garnish!


Not too sweet- all the goodness of nutella and my favorite tapioca in one pot! And all this in a day of frenzied that is how much I love Nutella.


  1. Very innovative recipe,am a big fan of Nutella too.

  2. @Chitchat- thank you- yes, Nutella is absolutely divine!
    @ Michelle-Thank you for co-hosting, love the event, I am happy I got to take part this time!

  3. ooooh this looks delicious. Sorry to have put pressure on you, but it certainly brought out the best! WTG!!

  4. Thanks Deeba! I think I get better under pressure, so more of it is better :D