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Does this sound good? Shortbread, Nutella & raspberries

mchless Aug 25, 2012 06:27 PM

I need one more easy but pretty dessert for a party next week - this dessert pizza sounds good to me but just want another opinion since I've never made it before - shortbread base, top with Nutella, then raspberries...
Sound good to you? Or have any other ideas?

  1. todao Aug 25, 2012 06:42 PM

    I'm not a big fan of Nutella. I find it to be overpowering for most recipes and, while I do like hazel nuts, I find the flavor unpleasant after more than one or two bites of whatever it's applied to. But the raspberries and shortbread are a good start. Perhaps putting a lemon curd on the shortbread and topping with raspberries?

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    1. re: todao
      Jeri L Aug 25, 2012 08:39 PM

      Chocolate and hazelnuts, yes. Chocolate and raspberries, yes. Chocolate and hazelnuts and raspberries, no. At least not in that configuration. Hazelnut shortbread with raspberries and chocolate, perhaps.

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      smtucker Aug 25, 2012 06:44 PM

      Shortbread, real whipped cream and berries is a perfect dessert. Some people like a bit of shaved chocolate over the top.

      1. Hank Hanover Aug 25, 2012 06:58 PM

        Raspberries and chocolate go very well together. I don't see why your dessert pizza wouldn't do great.

        If you don't mind cheating a little, you could use a commercial cookie for the base. I think there are some shortcake cookies out there or maybe those cookies called "Sandies", I think.

        If you don't want to use Nutella, you could always go with a ganache.

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          ahuva Aug 25, 2012 07:22 PM

          Anything with nutella sounds good to me.

          1. weezieduzzit Aug 25, 2012 07:30 PM

            I'm not a fan of Nutella (I don't like chocolate,) but think this would be great with Speculoos.

            1. 1POINT21GW Aug 25, 2012 07:35 PM

              Yes, it sounds very good to me.

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                Philly Ray Aug 25, 2012 07:42 PM

                Let me come over and taste test it for you.

                1. ipsedixit Aug 25, 2012 08:18 PM

                  I prefer pound cake over shortbread. But otherwise, yes, very good.

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