Nutella Twists

nutella-twists

Have you ever bought a ball of fresh pizza dough from the grocery store, full of good intentions to make delicious, healthy homemade pizza… then looked into your fridge a week later to realize that you’d completely forgotten it and have no cheese or other toppings in the house? I did that this morning, and noted that over time the dough had slowly expanded so that it was straining to escape the confines of the plastic bag– it was definitely time to use it up.

Luckily I can think outside the box, and when I spied the giant jar of Nutella in my pantry I realized that I wasn’t confined to making actual pizza. Instead, I made these delicious breakfast treats (what? They’re no worse than donuts or danish!).

The process is simple– first, you roll out your dough, then spread a thick coating of Nutella in the center, leaving plenty of space on the edges. Fold the sides over and pinch all of the edges closed.

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Roll out the dough again and repeat the folding process. Then roll the dough out again and cut the dough into 3/4″ wide strips. They’ll each have two layers of Nutella inside– if you want more layers, fold and roll one more time.

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Twist the strips several times and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

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Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Pizza dough doesn’t brown all that much, so if you want more color you may want to brush the twists with egg wash first.

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Anyway, that’s it! Easy and delicious! They’re best when served warm– after cooling they get a little stiff due to the lack of fat in the dough. Enjoy!

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