Nutella Buttons

Tuesdays with Dorie.  We are jumping into chocolate this week specifically Nutella.  This recipe had techniques that were new to me so a learning experience all around.

Dorie said the dough would resemble a paste which it did.  Confectioners’ sugar, flour, baking powder and salt are combined.  Then you add the egg yolks, vanilla, almond extract and melted butter.

The egg whites are whipped separately and then folded in.  

I borrowed my neighbor’s mini muffin pan, thank you Tracy!  I put about a teaspoon of batter on the bottom, a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella and then topped them off with the rest of the batter.

I decided to make the chocolate-dipped Nutella Buttons and I made the ganache (page 434).  This was the best ganache and it goes really well with ice cream too:)  I think the more chocolate, the better but the ganache made them a finger-licking dessert.  I could see leaving them plain next time. My buttons came out more muffin-like than cupcake.  I don’t know if this was from over baking or not.  The family thought they got better the next day.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  To see what others did in this group go here.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Your buttons look delicious! And the ganache looks so glossy and chocolate-y! Yummers!


  2. Cakelaw says:

    These look delish! Now I want to make more with ganache topping.


  3. Your buttons look great with all that chocolate. I need to make more with ganache that is for sure.


  4. Anonymous says:

    the finger licking was the best part!


  5. Mine were definitely more muffin that cupcake too and I feel they could have stood to be cooked a touch less. Nonetheless, a fun technique!


  6. Anonymous says:

    These definitely stood up after a day which was really nice since it makes so many.


  7. Zosia says:

    The ganache topping looks fantastic – so glossy. I'll have to try that next time.


  8. Your ganache is sp perfectly smooth and shiny! I love it!


  9. Nana says:

    The ganache really does finish these off perfectly, they look so good.


  10. Liz Berg says:

    I debated whether to make these \”buttons\” or not. But I had 6 posts already scheduled this week and something had to give 🙂 They do look wonderful—just like the cookbook photos!


  11. I thought the batter technique was odd, but they came out nicely, so maybe it wasn't so weird after all. Yours look great with that shiny ganache!


  12. Anonymous says:

    I would like to try these with the ganache glaze if I ever make these for a special occasion. They look great!


  13. Looks wonderful! Mine turned out quite dense, and dry. I was expecting a much lighter cake. Not sure what I did wrong.


  14. Guyla Mayo says:

    They look delicious! I'm sorry to hear they weren't a big hit, though.


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