Monday, 7 October 2013

Nutella Snails















I'd tell you I made these for the kids, but I don't think you'd believe me.


Nutella Snails
adapted from Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake
Makes 10

300g self-raising flour
pinch fine sea salt
1 tablespoon caster sugar
75g unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
180-250ml milk
Egg wash: 1 egg yolk, whisked with 2 teaspoons of milk
1/2 cup Nutella
icing sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Put the flour, salt and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and process to combine and get rid of any lumps. Add the butter and blitz until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Tip this mixture into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the milk and lightly mix with a butter knife. Add enough milk to give you a soft dough. You may need more or less milk, depending on the flour, humidity... the way you hold your mouth when mixing (kidding).

Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead briefly until the dough is smooth. The less you handle this dough the better, so a few gentle kneads should do it.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle about 30cm x 20cm. Spead the Nutella evenly over the surface of the dough and with the long side nearest you, roll the dough up. Using a lightly floured knife, cut the roll into 10 even portions.

Place the snails, cut side-down on the prepared baking tray, leaving a gap between them to allow them to puff up and spread.

Brush the snails with egg-wash and bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden (mine are a deep golden colour because I use home grown eggs from my free-range hens that have very yellow/orange yolks).

When the scones are ready, take them out of the oven and dust them with icing sugar. Serve warm.

12 comments:

  1. If you posted a photo with milk maybe it would make the scene more credible. Kidding. These looks great.

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    1. That coffee cup is a dead give-away, right?

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  2. Would like one of these for breakfast right now!

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  3. Looks like heaven in the form of a swirl. I could eat about a dozen....add a cup of strong coffee and I'd be one happy girl!

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    1. You, me, a pot of strong coffee and a plate of these... let's do it.

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  4. Fantastic looking! And if my kids got a hold of these I'm afraid they would want them every day from now till eternity!

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    1. haha Dan. Boys will be boys... and we should know.

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  5. Thanks for sharing!
    I'm going to try these for my birthday next week. I'm not so much into Nutella, maybe I'll take dark chocolate spread...*yummy*
    Cheers
    Frau Nilsson

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    1. Any of your favourite spreads would be great here... jam, dulce de leche, cookie butter... but dark chocolate would be my choice too. Enjoy and Happy Birthday for next week.

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  6. Good gracious. Love this and need these pronto!

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