It's incredible how we combine memories with food, or at least I do. When eating certain foods, I often remember certain situations. I've already told you my childhood memories about crêpes in general, but it's quite improbable that I even have a story about having Nutella, a well-known hazelnut chocolate spread, for the first time!
My first encounters with Nutella were as a young school girl spending a summer in northern Germany taking care of horses. It was the first time that I was far away from home for months in a fully new culture among previously unknown people. Luckily as a country girl, I was based in the countryside, and that probably made it a bit easier. It was such an adventure and I made so many friends that I decided to return the next year.
Anyway, over there Nutella was frequently eaten on breakfast toasts or on snack breads in between. Tasting it the first time was a revelation, because I hadn't had anything like that before. In Finland we are more the rye bread type and I'm not sure how Nutella would combine with that. Then I went a bit Nutella crazy for a while, but these days I eat it only maybe once a year, if at all.
Nutella is very nice combined with some crêpes, so I thought I should make some myself. This is a very sweet dish, and I only rarely crave something like this. It's quite wicked to have it as breakfast like I sometimes have, but also as a dessert it's quite filling.
4 dl milk
2 dl wheat flour
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
Butter for frying
Whisk the ingredients for the batter together and let the dough rest for 30 minutes before frying.
Then heat a notch of butter in a frying pan and add a ladle or two of the batter. The amount depends on the size of your pan and also on the thickness of your desired crêpes.
Fry the crêpes golden brown on each side.
Spread soft Nutella on the warm crêpe while it's still in the pan, and fold it into a triangle or rectangular shape.
Serve instantly and enjoy.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, with or without Nutella crêpes!