Anyway. I'm posting early for a few reasons. One, it's been cold here and there's not much else to do but sit inside and think about ways to stay warm. Which starts with hot chocolate made with Nutella, which naturally turns thoughts to other ways to use the yummy stuff. I kind of a have a Nutella dossier compiled now, with scribbles of possible combos and concoctions for future reference.
Second, as a contientious blogger I feel I should participate in good will efforts such as this, and so I offer a reminder to those of you who may have forgotten about World Nutella Day on February 5. (Says she who forgot last year.) Join up with Michelle of Bleeding Espresso and Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy to participate.
2 4-oz. cups vanilla yogurt
2 TBSP sugar
zest of 1 orange
Blend everything together until smooth.
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup rum
Combine and set aside.
Soak the savoiardi in the orange juice/rum and layer in a pan. Spread on half the mascarpone mixture to cover the cookies. Arrange orange slices on top. Drizzle generously with Nutella. Repeat the layers. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Tiramisu is always tastier the day after it's made when the ladyfingers have softened to a cake-like texture and the flavors have melded together nicely.
Happy Nutella Day!