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Gluten-free treat with hazelnuts and chocolate | Minimally Invasive

OK: “Nutella” pudding.

Gluten-free treat with chocolate and hazelnuts | Minimally Invasive

Strictly speaking, it’s a gianduja pudding because there’s no Nutella product in there, but that doesn’t matter — if you love hazelnuts and chocolate, you’ll fall hard for this dessert.

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I was perusing Food52 a few days ago and noticed a little “We Think You’ll Like” section in the corner with this recipe leaping from the screen. Oh, Food52, you know me so well.

Gluten-free treat with hazelnuts and chocolate | Minimally Invasive

Oh, and the recipe taught me something new — Dorie Greenspan’s method of aerating the pudding before it chills to get an even silkier texture.

Gluten-free treat with hazelnuts and chocolate | Minimally Invasive

Because of that little step, this pudding is light and airy, while Nutella is dense and perhaps too rich to eat much of in one sitting. Not a problem here.

Gluten-free treat with hazelnuts and chocolate

In fact, it’s gone far too soon. Get the recipe here and see if you can’t manage to scrounge up more will power than we did.

Note: I changed only one small thing in this perfect recipe, and topped the pudding with chocolate shavings just before serving. Not a crucial step by any means, more along the lines of eye candy than anything.

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  1. One of my fondest childhood memories is of little me in the school playground doing whatever I could at lunchtime to swap my boring (…well for an 8 year old) ham and lettuce roll for my best friends nutella slathered sandwich – think I managed to swap once. Thank you for posting this and reminding me of simple pleasures!

    Beautiful photography. Love your work! 🙂

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  3. Beautiful! That looks like the best pudding ever. My husband would love this so maybe I’ll make it for a special occasion. 🙂

    I’m not sure if people who take such mindblowingly awesome pictures get sick of hearing this, but your pictures are just stunning. Every single one is just perfect.

  4. I don’t check comments often enough – thank you for your kind words, everyone!

    Erin, I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m happy to get any comments at all, and thrilled when I hear something especially nice. Thank you so much. 🙂

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  7. When I was pregnant for my last daughter I ate Nutella by the spoon full ! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  9. “while Nutella is dense and perhaps too rich to eat much of in one sitting”

    you wuss 😛 eating a jar of Nutella in one sitting is no biggie. The reflux the morning after might be a problem though.

    This looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

  10. I love both of these flavors, will have to try this. One good thing for me is. i can make it a little more diabetic friendly for my husband. I would love to just crawl right in to that picture and enjoy a bowl right now lol
    thanks for sharing

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