How To Melt Nutella And Get The Perfect Texture For Baking
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Nutella is a staple in many households, known for its delicious and thick chocolatey goodness you can spread on your bread. Another plus is that you'll be able to incorporate it in your recipes, may it be cakes, bread, or even cupcakes. Whether you're making frosting or a chocolate-flavored cake, this hazelnut spread will be the perfect ingredient to use.
But many recipes will also require you to melt Nutella, something that may seem confusing for some. So if you're wondering how to melt Nutella, read on as I show you the various methods you can follow on melting this yummy ingredient and being able to use it either as a spread or in your recipes.
What Is Nutella?
You have probably heard of Nutella before; a delicious hazelnut spread many people use just about anywhere. The sweet and thick spread is perfect on bread or as a topping for your pancakes and fruits. It's your all-around spread for sweet tooths around the world!
And in baking, you'll love topping melted Nutella onto your cakes and brownies, giving it a double-chocolate flavor and thicker consistency that makes it thick and indulgent.
What's great about Nutella is that you'll be able to use this as a chocolate base for any of your baked goods, making it a Nutella-flavored recipe that your kids and friends will love. Just like using butter or oil, it will need to be at a liquid base to use it correctly when baking.
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Why Melt Nutella?
If you knew me well enough, I am an avid baker. I love baking, and I make sure to use the exact amount of ingredients and ensure that everything is the perfect texture to avoid messing up my recipe. And yes, even melting Nutella will affect your recipe in so many ways.
Without melting Nutella when asked, you may end up having a clumpy mess that isn't only difficult to mix, but it will also end up creating a rougher texture on your baked goods, may they be frosting or cake. And if you are planning on making a ganache or dip, you won't want to dip your fruits or bread in a cold and hard Nutella mixture!
Melting Nutella is very easy and only takes a few minutes of your time. So if you want to perfect your recipe, you will need to learn how to add your ingredients properly. And that includes learning how to melt Nutella.
How To Melt Nutella
Melting Nutella may seem like a no-brainer, but there will be times you don't have the right equipment for it and need another alternative. Fortunately, there are a ton of easy ways you can follow for the perfect consistency to add to your baked goods or dishes:
When storing Nutella (before or after melting), you should store it in an airtight container or its original packaging. Leave it at room temperature to make it easier for melting. You can also leave it in the fridge if you plan on leaving it unused for a longer period.
Here are some tips to follow when melting Nutella:
- Remember to stir the Nutella in intervals while it melts. If it needs to be melted more, then add it back into the hot water or microwave. That way, you have ensured that everything melts consistently. Also, heat it in short intervals to avoid it from burning.
- Prevent the water and Nutella from mixing, or you will ruin the desired consistency. It ends up being grainy.
- I recommend you to start any of these methods with Nutella that is at room temperature. It may take a few minutes or an hour to let it go back to room temperature (if you left it in the fridge), but it will make the melting process quicker.
Recipes That Use Melted Nutella
Now that you know how to melt Nutella, the next question is: What can you make with melted Nutella anyway? Here are some awesome recipes and ideas you can follow:
With melted Nutella, you'll be able to have a delicious dip for your fruits or cookies! Or make it a mixture of sweet and savory by drizzling Nutella on top of fries or using it as a dip.
Nutella S'mores Pizza is another excellent idea! Instead of using tomato sauce on your pizza dough, spread melted Nutella and add more sweet toppings, such as marshmallows and graham crumbs. Let it bake for five minutes or until the marshmallows are melted, and you're ready to go.
Make Nutella hot chocolate by substituting a serving of cocoa powder with two tablespoons of Nutella. No need to add more sugar!
When it comes to using Nutella in your recipes, you'll be surprised with the many types of baked goods you'll be able to whip up if you wanted to try something new. But of course, before using Nutella, you'll need to learn how to melt it to the perfect liquid consistency to properly mix it. That way, you'll have a better textured baked correctly to enjoy.
I hope that this article helped you know about what you can do to properly melt Nutella. So what are you waiting for? Now that you know how to melt Nutella try adding this versatile ingredient in any of your dishes today.
If you have any questions or would like to share your tips on how to melt Nutella, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.