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Giada De Laurentiis cooks up a plethora of mouth-watering dishes, from decadent pasta dinners to delicious treats you can’t get enough of. The chef uses staple ingredients and Italian specialties not typically found at our local Walgreens or Krogers. However, some of his most beloved desserts have at least one thing in common: Nutella.
It’s true; If you take a look at the recipes of De Laurentiis, you will find several whose basic ingredient is the hazelnut-chocolate spread.
In case you haven’t tried Nutella, you’re missing out. Cocoa Hazelnut Spread is perfect for topping many breakfast dishes as an easy way to add an extra splash of flavor. However, De Laurentiis goes further.
Some recipes she uses it in are her amazing and simple chocolate hazelnut cookie recipe, her beginner-friendly chocolate hazelnut ice cream (which tastes like frozen Nutella right away) and even the decadent recipe for chocolate pizza we still dream of. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Made with hazelnuts, cocoa, and skim milk, to name a few, this spread is so easy to add to any recipe to add extra flavor to your dishes. Really, who can resist De Laurentiis-approved hazelnut cocoa spread?
If you can’t wait for your next grocery store, you can pick up a bottle of Nutella from Amazon and Wal-Mart.
For more De Laurentiis recipes (which you can probably add Nutella to), check out her best-selling cookbook, Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California: A Cookbook.
Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California: A Cookbook
$18.99, originally $35.00
Looking for more summer recipes? Giada De Laurentiis has plenty: