Last week, Jon’s office threw us a celebratory “apero” for our recent nuptials. I thought it was just a casual happy hour, so I arrived fashionably late, per usual. As I arrived, everyone was sitting down in a circle and there was an empty seat at the head of the circle, next to Jon, waiting for me. It was definitely more of an entrance than I wanted to make, but the embarrassment wore off quickly with a glass of wine.
The majority of the wedding presents we received back in the states had to be able to travel to Switzerland with us, which meant mostly cards and monetary gifts (no complaints here!). But when his office brought us actual, physical gifts to open at the Apero, I couldn’t help being pretty darn excited. Real gifts! With wrapping paper! They ended up giving us a “Taste of Switzerland” cookbook (in English thank goodness) which I’m sure will show up on here sooner than later. They also gave us a cheese and/or cake platter with a glass dome, as well as another decorative platter with cows on it. Truly Swiss. It was really sweet and unexpected, and now I’m officially ready to be the Swiss hostess with the mostess.
I decided to bake his office a little thank you treat. Jon bought a giant jar of Nutella that was on sale this weekend, and it has been staring at me ever since. I’ve been dying to stick my spoon in and treat myself, so I figured baking something with it would give good reason to explain why the jar is already half gone within 3 days of buying it.
I found a easy and only 4 ingredient recipe to make Nutella brownies, so off I went.
Add nutella, eggs, and flour in a bowl. Mix until smooth.
Pour into mini cupcake tins (a 9×9 pan would work too, just bake about 10 minutes longer).
Sprinkle on some chopped hazelnuts, and bake.
- 1 cup Nutella
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Mix the nutella, eggs, and flour until smooth. Pour into mini cupcake tins and sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until you can stick in a toothpick and it comes out clean.