APARTMENT LIVING is a whole new concept for me. I have never lived in one until now. It’s different, but not bad. I work away from home, so I stay there typically 3 nights per week. This place is pretty small, consisting of four buildings, with eight apartments per building. Interesting characters. There is a guy down the hall, part of a very nice couple, who sits on the porch most nights. It’s always fun to stop and talk with him awhile. You want to know what’s going on around the rest of the place? Ask Al. Of course, he always has his own spin on things. He likes to work up the other tenants by telling them little white lies. Like the owners are having a Halloween party, with full costumes. Or that they are giving out turkeys for Thanksgiving. Then he sits back and watches the results. Then there is the guy who, the first time I saw him, was taking his trash to the dumpster, and yelling obscene names at an unseen person or persons. I found out later he was still yelling at the DNR officers, who had left several hours before, because they made him turn over the wild fawn he had been raising IN HIS APARTMENT. It’s pretty interesting sometimes.
So I have found myself trying new recipes while trying to keep them small, just enough for me. This was one I tried because I was having a sugar craving that wouldn’t go away until I fed it. The first time I made this, It was quite a bit more intense, and would make an excellent mousse layer for a cake or something. I’m still working on that one, as well as some variations on this theme. So I made it two more times before I felt like I had something that was still good Nutella flavor, without being quite so rich and heavy. This one works REALLY well. Make it for one and take the leftovers in your lunch, it’s just as good the next day! You can easily add more or less of any of the ingredients to suit your own tastes. My husband spooned up some of this with his vanilla ice cream and LOVED it that way.
- Scant ½ cup Nutella
- ¼ cup Mascarpone cheese
- ½ cup heavy or whipping cream
- Whipped cream, chopped hazelnuts, chocolate shavings - optional
- Whip the Nutella and the mascarpone cheese together. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
- Stir about ½ of the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture. Carefully fold the other half of the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture, keeping it fluffy. Divide into 2 serving bowls. Top with whipped cream, chopped hazelnuts, shaved chocolate, whatever you like.