Tuesday, November 16, 2010

kitchen notes

M and I are hosting a low-key "dessert and drinks" game night this Friday. I'm tied up the next two evenings so I'm anticipating a very late night of preparations on Thursday. My plan isn't entirely thought out. I know I want to make two finger-food type desserts, one should probably be chocolate and one probably not (although if it were up to me I'd make chocolate everything) and I want one of them to be cupcakes with Nutella frosting. I'm still on the fence about whether banana cupcakes are okay for a group. It's what I'd make for myself, but I know banana is an iffy one for people so I'm leaning toward french vanilla to be safe. I tested out a Nutella buttercream recipe tonight and... oh my god.

Make it now. Thank me later.

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. Nutella
1/4 c. powdered sugar
up to 2T milk (I used about half)
Mix butter and Nutella until well blended. Add sugar gradually. Beat until fluffy. Add milk to desired consistency.

I'll let you know what I come up with for dessert #2. If you have any to-die-for recipes, feel free to share!


Trinity said...

Oooooh, yummmm! We have a big Thanksgiving dinner with our friends each year sometime around the actual Thanksgiving holiday (We affectionately refer to it as the Thanksgiving with our chosen family, hehe), and I have been scouting about for a good dessert recipe. Perhaps I will find a way to use this--it seems way too delish to pass by! :)

Heather said...

ohhh that sounds so good!! I'd make the banana ones!

Strawberry said...


Have fun on Friday!