Finger licking good: nutella tartine

That’s Gorilla Girl’s finger, diving for the nutella. I was lazy, or busy, or something, so I used bakery bought bread for Dorie’s nutella tartine. Dorie says this is an after school snack, also good with coffee.  We had it for Sunday breakfast, and it worked great. It is quick to pull together if you have bread on hand.  Making your own brioche would up the ante, and I’m up for that at some point, just not this week.

Dorie’s photograph was much prettier than mine.  I didn’t have hazel nuts to sprinkle on top, and Gorilla Girl doesn’t like nuts, so even if I had them, I wouldn’t use ’em. I did have this fancy jar of marmalade, though, so I made up for it.

This treat reminded me of the simple after school snacks I used to love — toast with butter and cinnamon sugar, or saltines slathered with butter. As Dorie notes, we Americans love peanut butter, and I also used to eat spoonfuls after track practice. I didn’t know about Nutella until I went to London, or I probably would have eaten spoonfuls of the stuff, too. I have only been purchasing it recently, since Gorilla Girl loves it.  I don’t know how or where she first had it, but anything chocolate that coats a variety of foods, from bananas to believe-it-or-not, carrots, is right up her alley.  Our speech therapist once told me that if you can get them to eat broccoli by putting chocolate sauce on it, go for it. GG eats broccoli just plain, and carrots, too.  But the Nutella seems to prompt the vegetable eating, so I don’t mind too much.

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18 Responses to Finger licking good: nutella tartine

  1. I think I prefer Nutella over peanut butter now! Your tartine looks delicious.

  2. Ei says:

    Hmmmm…I may give your nutella-on-carrots trick a try with my son. Not sure it would work, though, b/c he tends to lick dips off of their delivery system. He’s 2, and I’ve yet to find a vegetable that he’ll eat willingly.

  3. Rose says:

    I was lazy this week as well, happy to see that I wasn’t the only one. I don’t even feel bad about it, I think that these lazy weeks give us the energy we need to tackle some of Dorie’s more complicated recipes.

  4. Lola says:

    Your tartine looks great and I agree, anything to get the kiddies to eat their veggies!

  5. Krissy says:

    Always fun to get some new ideas to kick up the easy stuff and make it better. And, it’s also fun to have an easy Dorie recipe once in awhile. Looks delish!

  6. Baking brioche was not in the cards this week. And I’m impressed that so many Doristas actually took the time to heat up the nutella to drizzle over the bread. I just schmeared it on with a knife. Nutella glutton!

  7. I didn’t have time to bake brioche, either. And this week’s TWD was a total flop for me, so bakery bread it was! 🙂 Your tartine looks yummy!

  8. I used the Nutella and apricot spread to top saltines! It totally took me back to my after-school snack heyday. As fun as it would have been to bake a loaf of brioche, this was just not the week for it. Your marmalade is fancy indeed!

  9. Karen says:

    I still enjoy a snack of toast with butter and cinnamon sugar. Your tartine looks delicious!

  10. Cher says:

    Love the thought of Nutella dipped carrots – I guess it’s not too far from dipping celery and carrots in peanut butter 🙂

  11. andrealynn05Andrea says:

    I never thought of nutella on veggies, but that’s how I got my son to eat apple slices… May have to try that!

  12. Candy says:

    Looks great! I loved this as a quick snack.

  13. Yes, nutella is irresistible!

  14. Whatever it takes! Looks like it was certainly enjoyed by GG.

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  16. Tricia S. says:

    Too funny – I had to re read your comment twice about Nutella going on a carrot – thought I read it wrong 🙂 While I am glad it works, I am not sure I could watch this combo going down…. Your tartine looks lovely and glad you didn’t worry about homemade brioche. Your lovely jam more than makes up for it. Great photos – I now want another slice….

  17. Betsy says:

    I used to love a snack of cinnamon toast, too. Nutella didn’t work for me. Too much like peanut butter, which I don’t like on bread, though I would like it on a carrot!

  18. Alice says:

    My hubby and I both dont like nuts on food either, but this one was actually pretty good with a sparse sprinkling of nuts on top! 🙂

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