Hello!! How have you guys been? God, it feels so good to get back to blogging after 3 weeks! No, I wasn’t away on vacation, nothing as exciting as that…
2 weeks ago, on my birthday to be exact, I came down with the nasty bout of flu, which more or less cemented my love-hate relationship with my birthdays. I managed to even pass it on to my husband and the munchkin and we had some very interesting (ahem!) days at home.
I can’t say I have recovered completely. Walking up two flights of stairs tends to leave me breathless and I’ve been falling asleep way earlier than usual every evening…
But… there has been sunshine this week, lots of it! The crisp, cold air and the gorgeous sunshine have certainly been helping me feel better. Spring is finally here <3
And this morning, I realised it is ‘Pi’ Day! The 3rd of March, i.e. 3.14, but this year, it is especially significant, because today’s date is 3.14.15, so the first 5 digits of this magical number are reflected, something which will not happen again till 2115!
I could not let such a special day pass without making, well, what else, but pie! But recovering, as we all are, I wanted to keep it quick, easy and lot of fun, with a bit of whimsy thrown in.
These little Nutella Pie Pops sure fit the bill, don’t they? And you need 2 ingredients to make them: shortcrust pastry and nutella, that’s it! Well, you can make the pastry from scratch, but I have no illusions of doing that at this time, so store-bought it was for me 😀
I also added black currant jam and peanut butter in some of them, for variety, so simple, yet so delightful! These are perfect for Pi day or any special occasion. Imagine giving these to kids at a party. The munchkin helped me make these… stamping them out, inserting the lollipop sticks… and she loved gleefully devouring them, of course.
A bouquet of these are coming with me to Angie’s Friday Fiesta, an event I’ve missed for the last two weeks. This week’s party is being hosted by two wonderful ladies, Jhuls @The Not So Creative Cook and Mila @milkandbun. Can’t wait to catch up with everyone!
Here’s the recipe.
Nutella Pie Pops
1 sheet store-bought Shortcrust Pastry
4-5 tablespoons Nutella
2 tablespoons Milk
Cut out desired shapes from the shortcrust pastry, 2 pieces to a pie.
Add about a teaspoon of nutella to a cut-out, brush the sides with milk.
Place a lollipop stick (make sure it is heat-proof) and cover it with another cut-out of pastry. Press the sides to seal.
Similarly prepare more pie pops.
Place the pie pops on a baking sheet, brush the tops with milk and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for about 15-20 minutes or till the pops are golden.