I thought this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe would be right up my alley. One of my favorite snacks is a piece of toast spread with chocolate-hazelnut spread (I don’t use Nutella – my favorite brand is Cocoa Haze!).
Nutella Tartine is a glorified version of my favorite snack. A slice of brioche is toasted under the broiler, then spread with bitter orange marmalade. Softened chocolate-hazelnut spread is drizzled on top of the marmalade, and then the whole thing is finished with a sprinkling of fleur del sel and chopped hazelnuts.
Remember that brioche dough I saved from the Bubble-Top Brioches? Well, I got that out of the freezer and made a loaf of brioche. Yum! I also found a wonderful orange fig spread on the clearance rack at my Safeway. I used both to make this treat.
It turns out I didn’t really care for the combination of flavors in Nutella Tartine. I think it was the combination of the orange marmalade and the chocolate in particular that I did not like. My husband wasn’t a big fan either. He couldn’t get his head around the idea of chocolate on bread (not a problem I have!). He thought a piece of that brioche toasted with butter and spread with the orange fig jam would be better (it was!).
I think I will stick to my favorite toast and Cocoa Haze! from now on.
13 responses to “Nutella Tartine”
There have definitely been some mixed reviews on the combination of orange and choco/hazelnut spread. It seems that a lot of us used apricot preserves – maybe that would have been a better fit for you guys? The orange/fig marmalade does sound delicious. I hope you keep enjoying it with your brioche.
I love orange/chocolate together but understand it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Smart girl to save some brioche dough!
Yeah, not a fan of the marmalade, that’s why I used cherry preserves instead. At least the preserves were on sale!
The orange fig marmalade definitely caught my eye.
We used cherry preserves and loved that combo!
I know, I was suspicious of this — I don’t like those chocolate orange things that peel apart into “sections,” but for some reason, I liked the marmalade with nutella (maybe it was the warm bread?).
Your orange fig marmalade sounds good but I can see it might not be my favorite with Nutella. I thought the salt added a ton of flavor to this.
That fig marmalade is so great! I agree with your husband, but I might be partial since I don’t eat chocolate. Looks delicous!
I like the “self-portrait” in the jam jar. I didn’t really like this one because I don’t like chocolate and orange together, and I’m not wild about nut butter on bread. I didn’t think of dropping the Nutella, and just having a nice piece of toast with delicious jam and a sprinkle of nuts like you did. I still have some leftovers, so that sounds like breakfast tomorrow.
I will have to do this on a catch up post soon. I wondered about the flavor combination and if it is something I will like. I am the same way about chocolate – can eat it on anything! Your tartine looks good though! I have not seen cocoa haze before. Will have to look for it and give it a try.
LOL, I just smeared the nutella (warm of course) over the jam, since we LOVE Nutella here and it went over so well 🙂 My cousin will put Nutella on ANYTHING!
I agree, this wasn’t my favorite recipe either. I’m going to look for Cocoa Haze the next time I’m at the store – it sounds better than nutella!
Elaine and Jora – The Cocoa Haze is available at Whole Foods!
I had no problem with the combo of flavors…however, I found this just too sweet! I would rather have had just plain nutella or plain orange marmalade. Would love the orange fig spread…sounds delicious!