If you have never tried Nutella... you must!
Nutella is made from hazelnuts and has the consistency of a spreadable peanut butter.
A lot of people spread it on bread and eat it for breakfast.
I like to eat it as a treat, with it's smooth taste, it's as decadent as dessert.
Nutella in cased in a tart-like shell with a heart on top is simply... Heaven!
I took detailed shots on how I made this tasty treat, but lost all of the photographs that were on my cameras memory card. So, unfortunately I can only share the recipe and instructions.
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Butter, cold, cut into 1" squares
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Jar Nutella Spread
In a large bowl add the flour, sugar and salt and mix together with a whisk.
Cut the butter into pats and add the butter to the flour mixture. Using a food processor, pastry blendor or just your good ole' hands to mix the butter and flour together creating small bits of butter and flour.
In a small bowl, add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.
Add the egg mixture to the flour bowl and blend together to make a fairly moist dough.
Add flour to your rolling surface and roll the dough out to about of an 1/4" to cut out your circles about 3" x 3" and place each circle in your small cupcake pan.
Add 1 teaspoon of nutella to each tart.*
This dough should make about about 20 tarts.
I saved some of the dough to cut out tiny hearts to top each tart.
*I would use a pastry bag to do this method. like I DIDN'T! :)