One of the best things in every culture is the food, right? I’ll start with my own – we Italians can’t live without Nutella®, a chocolate-hazelnut spread that is served with bread and caffè latte at breakfast time. In Mexico (also in Mexican restaurants in California and yonder), warm, flour tortillas are used as bread alongside breakfast, lunch or dinner. Filled with savory ingredients, tortillas can turn into a satisfying pick-me-upper whenever one has the munchies.
Years ago, I gave tortillas and Nutella® a green card (or permanent residence) in my kitchen. Now, can you guess what happened one day when I was craving a chocolate-filled crêpe, but only found tortillas and Nutella®? You got it.
Get ready to enter chocolate bliss the moment you taste this anytime-treat.
Prep time: 3 to 4 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 minutes
Two 8-inch* flour tortillas
4 heaping tablespoons Nutella®
1. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet set on medium heat, warm the tortillas through (turn them over once in a while to prevent blackening) – about 2 minutes.
2. Transfer the tortillas to a flat surface such as a dinner plate or a cutting board.
3. While still warm, quickly drop 2 heaping tablespoons of Nutella® on one-half of each tortilla and fold the plain tortilla half over the Nutella®.
*Note: Larger flour tortillas can be substituted – just be sure to double the Nutella®!
Text and Photograph ©2011 Nancy DeLucia Real