The way I feel about peanut butter and Nutella is what I imagine it must feel like to have two children. I try very hard to love them equally, but each has its own unique personality and admirable qualities.
Peanut butter is the older child – displaying qualities of responsibility and natural leadership. Trusty ole PB can be counted on. I never have to worry about ordering dessert - I simply have to ask, "what do you have with peanut butter?" and I know he'll come through. He's mature. A rock.
Nutella, however, is the typical baby of the family. Always vying for attention. A little reckless. Happy-go-lucky. But charming and fun – and irresistible.
Peanut butter and I – we go way back. We've matured together. He made me what I am today. But Nutella has come in and rocked my world. And I'll never be the same.
You can see my dilemma.
That said, I don't really bake but I decided to try out a recipe sent to me by my lovely friend Lisa (Hi Lisa!). She was so thoughtful to forward it on, and I couldn't help but spend Monday evening playing hooky from the gym and playing favorites with my two greatest loves.
You are under strict instructions to pay zero attention to the amount of butter in this recipe. It's completely unimportant. Thank you for your cooperation.
Ahh yes. The hero of our story. Sweet little Nutella. We'll get to you in a minute.
Note for next time: APPARENTLY, there are better times to use the mixer than while the Cowboys are playing on Monday Night Football.
Remember where you filed that part about the butter? Yeah. Put this little detail about the ENTIRE JAR OF NUTELLA in there with it.
It KINDA looks like the photo in the recipe, right??
In case you're interested, I'm sorry to inform you that there is not much left of this particular batch of cake. I took most of it to work on Tuesday and it disappeared rather quickly. So that's something. And it's been quite a hit at home, too. I will definitely be printing this recipe and putting it in my file 'o favorites.
Anyone out there have a recipe that requires both peanut butter AND Nutella? Just in case I want to take both children on a little family vacation or something.