Winters and Baking are quiet synonymous! Love the smell of freshly baked cake or hot n crisp cookies, just out of the oven ……Ummm… And with the Christmas festivities around…its time to fill up cookie jars to enjoy the winter chills with a hot cuppa Coffee and crumbly cookies and cakes ! I love the taste and flavour of Nutella , but I choose not to dilute the delicate flavour with chocolate or coffee….Not that it does not tase good…but I love to devour every bit of the delicate hazelnut flavour that nutella offers… Using nutella as it is was a challenge,considering the runny nature of the spread…. So I dropped spoonfulls of nutella over a foil and put them in deep freeze for about 30 mins.. And used them to stuff my cookies…… So heres a Nutella Surprise …… soft cookies with mushy nutella center!
Drop spoonful of nutella on a foil and freeze it for 30 mins or till they solidify.
Sieve maida with baking powder and mix it with sugar. Add melted butter and rub them with finger tips with flour. Add lightly beaten egg and mix till you get a thick semi solid dough. Add milk if the batter or dough is too solid.
Grease palms with oil and flatten the batter on the palms. Take out one nutella drop at a time from the freezer and place over the dough and seal it with the remaining dough. Place stuffed dough over a greased baking tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 15 to 20 mins , until the cookie crust just browns. It should be light brown. Do not overbake the cookies . They are slightly soft. Overbaking might burn the stuffed nutella.
Cool a bit and serve. These cookies can also be stored in airtight jar for a week or so,...thats only if you and your family resists these tempting goodies!
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
Most of us Ubanites have this new found love for a space that’ll give us some “space”..Literally!
A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.