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Gluten Free Nutella Doughnuts & A Cookbook Giveaway!

Nutella Doughnuts

I’m in Utah folks! Got in Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon and I’m heading to The Canyons Resort in Park City Utah where the Evo 10 Conference is held this year. To say that I am honored and stoked is putting it mildly. Yesterday as I was watching my inbox implode in between two planes, I just smiled and thought "breathe – take the travel time as a time out". I am looking forward to this week, complete with the workshop in Boulder. Work does pile up when you can’t look! It’s fine though. It’s actually better than fine. It’s impossible to complain when mixing work and play in such beautiful scenery as the mountains of Utah and Colorado.

Nutella Doughnuts

Before I left I treated B. to a couple of special treats and of course stocked the fridge and freezer. When I made these Nutella Doughnuts from Lorna’s cookbook, The Newlywed Kitchen, they almost ended up being dinner. We just could not stop eating them. Pop. Pop. Pop. Oops… Tender, moist, tangy and filled with Nutella….the one thing we truly fight over in the kitchen. If you finish the jar and do not replace it, be ready to face a mini temper tantrum. And not necessarily from me…!

Nutella Doughnuts

Last week I raved about the simplicity of the Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Tomatoes and Eggs I made from her cookbook. Well, let me raved about how spending a little bit of time in front of the stove to fry these babies up was worth it. Ten times that even. The recipe comes together in no time and the size of the doughnuts makes them the perfect little bite to have after dinner or as a treat (but you won’t stop at one, let me tell you that!). The oozing Nutella in the center? Literally the proverbial icing on the cake. Per-fect.

Sour Apples

I love drop doughnuts and the simplicity of Lorna’s recipe makes them so easy to adapt gluten free. If you are afraid of deep drying. Fear no more. The temperature given for the oil is right on for these. They turn into perfect airy pockets with a slight tang coming from the ricotta and lemon zest. Love how the Nutella plays so well with the lemon zest. Just the right touch of it too. They are so good plain too. Filled with some strawberry jam I made last month. I even filled some with compote I made after the neighbors gifted me with a basket full of sour apples.

Nutella Doughnuts

Another successful bite from Lorna’s book! And guess what? Today is your chance to get your hands on a copy to see and taste what I am talking about! That’s right! Lorna is graciously giving away a copy of her book to one of you. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (anonymous please sign a name) – between today Thursday June 24th and Sunday June 27th, midnight Easter time. A winner will be picked at random from the comment pool by my better half.

Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up

While in Salt Lake City I stayed with Maria and Josh, the team behind Two Peas And Their Pod and we are heading together to the conference, meeting up with Kristen, Katie, Amy and a whole bunch of people I’m thrilled to meet for the first time. Since this morning is pretty much the most quiet time I foresee for the rest of the week, I thought I’d post some snapshots of our "Bloggers Meet Up". I’ll try to post snapshots of the conference, attendees and speakers as I go along.

Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up

Maria and Christie.

Maria organized a little get together for me and Christie from The Table Runner graciously hosted it at her beautiful home. We spent hours talking about life, blogging, food, kids and so much more. Made me go to bed with a full heart and a skip in my step. Thank you ladies for your generosity!

Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up

Group Shot

From left to right: Becky at Project Domestication, Barbara from Barbara Bakes, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen, Holly from Phemomenon with baby Kayla, Bonnie from City Home Country Home, Dara from Cookin' Canuck, Becky from The Vintage Mixer and Chrisie from The Table Runner up front.

Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up


Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up


Salt Lake City Bloggers Meet-Up

Jaime from Sophistimom makes the best Italian sodas….

Good luck in Lorna’s cookbook giveaway!

Nutella Doughnuts

Nutella Doughnuts, courtesy and copyright Lorna Yee from "The Newlywed Kitchen" cookbook.

Makes about 14 doughnuts

Note: to adapt these gluten free, I replace the flour with 1/2 cup superfine sweet rice flour, 1/4 millet, 1/4 cup sorghum flour, and added 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum for a smooth dough.

3 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
8 ounces whole-milk ricotta
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Canola, vegetable, or peanut oil for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting doughnuts
1 cup Nutella

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the eggs, sugar, ricotta, salt, and vanilla extract. Add the flour and baking powder, and mix until just combined.

Heat 3 inches of the oil in a deep pot until it registers 375 degrees F on a deep-fat thermometer. Drop a tablespoon of batter into the oil and cook for about 3 minutes on one side, and 2 minutes on the other side. (Do not make the doughnuts much bigger, as the outside will brown too quickly and they won’t cook through.) Don’t overcrowd the pot–you will probably need to fry the doughnuts in three batches. Cut one doughnut open to make sure it’s cooked through before removing the rest of the batch from the oil. When the doughnuts are cooked, scoop them out and allow them to drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter.

Dust the doughnuts with powdered sugar and pipe Nutella into the center of each one. These doughnuts are meant to be devoured warm out of the fryer, so make them just before you’re both ready to eat them.

Variation: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange zest to the dough and fill the doughnuts with your favorite jelly or lemon curd.

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Deborah June 24, 2010 um 8:06 pm

Gorgeous photos as usual and my grandkids would go nuts for these fried tidbits. Thanks for sharing.

anne-laure June 24, 2010 um 8:06 pm

Lorna's cookbook is really intriguing. I'd love to put my hands on it!

Jessica @ How Sweet June 24, 2010 um 8:06 pm

That is an absolutely fabulous looking donut! Nutella? I don't think it could get any better.

And the get together looks like a wonderful time! Have fun. πŸ™‚

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 8:09 pm

Hi Tartelette,
I am enjoying your blog very much and would like to enter for giveaway!

Ross June 24, 2010 um 8:09 pm

Donuts and nutella? Two great tastes that taste great together! I'll have to try it out!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) June 24, 2010 um 8:10 pm

These sounds delicious and I am very interested in the cookbook even though I am no longer considered a newlywed(13 years and counting).

Crystal June 24, 2010 um 8:10 pm

Have fun! I keep Nutella in the house too — my husband is more likely to snack on apples if it's there πŸ™‚

Joni June 24, 2010 um 8:12 pm

The doughnuts sound great. I'd love to win this cookbook.

Usagi June 24, 2010 um 8:16 pm

I often visit your blog, but I am not comment type of person. But your doughnuts remember me "caluski" – sweet doughnuts-like cookies, that I was eating as a child. It's hard to find them this days.
Yours look soo yummy, mmm…
Greetings from Poland.

Yolanda June 24, 2010 um 8:16 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win Lorna's cookbook!

Shaina June 24, 2010 um 8:16 pm

This looks like so much fun! I'm sad to miss EVO, but I can't wait to meet you next week for the Food & Light Workshop!

Team Vang June 24, 2010 um 8:18 pm

These look simply delicious…and dangerous too!

I would love to get my hands on a copy of "The Newlywed Kitchen"!

Sara June 24, 2010 um 8:18 pm

Gorgeous doughnuts! Those looks pretty amazing! πŸ™‚ Love your photos too.

pastrywitch June 24, 2010 um 8:21 pm

Fried dough and Nutella? Count me in.

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 8:21 pm

Oh my these do look delicious. =)

Nahieli June 24, 2010 um 8:22 pm

These doughnuts look delicious! I'd love the book!

Maria June 24, 2010 um 8:24 pm

What a fantastic cookbook. Your photos are stunning.

Thanks for staying with us. It is our pleasure to have you in our home. We hope you enjoy your time in Utah. I am glad you had fun at the party. You will have to come back and party with the Utah food bloggers again!

Salt Lake Sugar June 24, 2010 um 8:26 pm

Oooh, donuts! And a cookbook for a newlywed is a nice treat. I just got married on May 29!

Barbara Bakes June 24, 2010 um 8:27 pm

I would love to make a meal out of these too. It was so nice to meet you last night. Good luck at the conference. Wish I could hear your presentation.

Georgia Pellegrini June 24, 2010 um 8:27 pm

Alright, that's it. I can't keep ignoring these beautiful donut recipes. I'm making these asap πŸ™‚

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking June 24, 2010 um 8:27 pm

Mmmm these doughnuts sound amazing; I know my boyfriend would sincerely appreciate that dollop of nutella in there, as would I! Lovely that you had fun at the backyard get-together — I see some familiar faces there!

gfe–gluten free easily June 24, 2010 um 8:33 pm

Wow, just incredible, Helen, all of it! I'd love one of those amazing little doughnuts about now (mid-afternoon slump period!). It looks like you all had the loveliest time and you have much more fun and excitement ahead of you at EVO. That sounds like a wonderful cookbook indeed. Thanks for the chance to win it!


Emily R. June 24, 2010 um 8:33 pm

Oh those doughnuts look so yummy! Shaun's here in Atlanta does something very similar, calls them Zeppoles and serves with homemade caramel and chocolate sauces.

Rhea June 24, 2010 um 8:36 pm

oh i would love to win! thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

Karen Marie June 24, 2010 um 8:38 pm

Yummy – to say the least! Just looking at those doughnuts makes me want to up and leave work immediately so I can go home and make some. Thanks for sharing!

JelliDonut June 24, 2010 um 8:38 pm

My son will love these donuts. He's about to be a dad for the first time. I will make him these donuts to celebrate. Thanks, and thanks for the giveaway.

Cookin' Canuck June 24, 2010 um 8:39 pm

Helen, it was lovely to meet you. It was great to get to know you a little. Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and opinions.

These nutella doughnuts look outrageously good! I would love to have a copy of this cookbook.

Josh & Brandi June 24, 2010 um 8:41 pm

This is my first time on your blog and it is just beautiful! your blog is very refreshing and your photos are really lovely! I am surely going to be making those doughnuts this weekend! I love nutella!

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 8:41 pm

Enjoy your trip! It looks like so much fun. Of course, anything with Nutella has got to be good!!!
– Kathleen

Emily June 24, 2010 um 8:43 pm

You pictures are lovely and the dounts sinful.

Snooky doodle June 24, 2010 um 8:43 pm

wow what a nice posts. those doughnuts with nutella made me crave something yummy. What a great idea a get together wish I was there too πŸ™‚

Debbie June 24, 2010 um 8:43 pm

I don't have a deep fryer, but these babies look really good, like a little nutella surprise inside!

Sheena June 24, 2010 um 8:45 pm

nutella doughnuts! just when you think doughnuts can't get any better. wait, i never thought that. my motto in life "nutella makes everything better."

Kat June 24, 2010 um 8:46 pm

my fingers are crossed! thanks for the chance!

amy June 24, 2010 um 8:49 pm

my dad is celiac so i love that you have the gluten free adaptation.

i'm going to make these for his birthday.

nita June 24, 2010 um 8:49 pm

hmmm…nutella – these look absolutely delicious, can't wait to try them! it would be the first time I'm making doughnuts and this seems like a perfect start

Jules AF June 24, 2010 um 8:50 pm

Sorry it's so hot here in Utah for you!

Catie June 24, 2010 um 8:50 pm

Wow, this recipe looks amazing. I have just started exploring gluten free cooking/baking and I have to say your blog has been tremendously inspiring. -Catherine

Carla June 24, 2010 um 8:50 pm

You had me at Nutella…

Rachael June 24, 2010 um 8:50 pm

I really enjoy perusing the recipes you post. I can't wait to try some! The cookbook sounds like an excellent one to have around!

Lawyer Loves Lunch June 24, 2010 um 8:52 pm

How have I never heard of Nutella doughnuts before? I feel like my life has been incomplete thus far. I really, really, really hope I win the cookbook so I can make these doughnuts πŸ™‚

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 8:54 pm

The doughnuts look great! And I made the eggs, asparagus, and tomatoes with parmesan the other night and that was good too, so I'd love to enter to win the book.
Suzanne Robinson

Carol Jardim June 24, 2010 um 8:54 pm

I would so love that! I'm not from US, is that ok?
Love your blog, by the way!

Carol Jardim

m June 24, 2010 um 8:54 pm

Oh man, the possibilities with nutella and fried dough! These look awesome.

Debb Bee June 24, 2010 um 8:54 pm

Imagine all the delicious fillings to pipe inside these little beauties…lemon cream…currant jam…orange spice jelly…blueberry preserves…fill in the blank_______! I can’t wait to try this Helen, thank you so much. Debb Bee

laura b. June 24, 2010 um 8:59 pm

Both of these recipes sound delicious! As a newlywed myself, I know I would love this cookbook!

Edana June 24, 2010 um 9:04 pm

Ooh, I want a cookbook! Those look delicious…it could be dangerous if I ever get my hands on a deep fryer!

Maggie Rose June 24, 2010 um 9:05 pm

I just found Lorna via Twitter and have been wanting to get her book! Would love a chance to win and try these out myself (we're suckers for Nutella too!)

my email: [email protected]

Sheri June 24, 2010 um 9:10 pm

I would love to win a copy of Lorna's cookbook. Thanks!

hspruitt (at) juno Dot com

Caroline June 24, 2010 um 9:12 pm

I've been trying to find the perfect donut recipe forever! The cookbook sounds fantastic!

Katrina June 24, 2010 um 9:14 pm

Since I found you a couple of months ago, I want to thank you, my family thanks you and my co-workers thank you! You have brought much needed inspiration and joy into my gluten-free baking. Now if I can only get the macarons off the parchment paper without sticking…

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 9:19 pm

these look wonderful! i think i may need to try the G-free thing…

Katrina June 24, 2010 um 9:21 pm

Since I found you 2 months ago I want to thank you for the inspiration and joy in gluten-free baking. My family thanks you for my happy heart and all of the trials put forth, and my co-workers thank you for new treats that make their way to work. Baking has become fun again!

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:22 pm

Those doughnuts look so good!! I would have to fill them jam though, not a huge nutella fan. πŸ™‚

Jeanne June 24, 2010 um 9:25 pm

Yes, I'm one of those who are afraid of deep frying. But these look so tempting that I just may have to face my fear!

Rachel June 24, 2010 um 9:28 pm

As much as I adore doughnuts, I've never made them – it's that ingrained fear of the vat of boiling oil. But these are so tempting, and you did include the sweet reassurances about the deep frying process. Now I might have to bite the bullet and do it.

OakMonster June 24, 2010 um 9:29 pm

/falls over


aubrey June 24, 2010 um 9:29 pm

Nutella donuts? I've died and gone to heaven! THanks!!!

Cindystar June 24, 2010 um 9:31 pm

wonderful nutella
wonderful donuts
wonderful ladies
wonderful soda
wonderful giveaway
what else?

good luck to everybody & fingers crossed!

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:32 pm

Great recipe πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna make then this weekend πŸ˜‰


Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:35 pm

This recipe may be worth conquering a fear of deep frying.
Love to have the book

Patty June 24, 2010 um 9:39 pm

I've never made doughnuts before, I might have to try this!

Angie June 24, 2010 um 9:39 pm

Nutella + doughnuts = amazing (:

angelilee91@gmail dot com

ash_6865 June 24, 2010 um 9:41 pm

Thanks for the gluten free recipes,will definitely try this one. Doughnut & nutella – what fun.

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:41 pm

Lorna's cookbook sounds awesome and nutella donuts look so yummy! I would love to have a copy.
Thank you for the oppurtunity!
Dee Newlon
[email protected]

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:44 pm

I will have to make these doughnuts for my husband as he adores Nutella. Looks like y'all are having a great time. Enjoy that fresh mountain air! ~ Ashley

Hanna June 24, 2010 um 9:44 pm


Lex June 24, 2010 um 9:46 pm

What I want to know is what is purple in the background of the Italian sodas, the stuff in those souffle dishes? It looks really interesting!

jessicajlee June 24, 2010 um 9:46 pm

These look amazing! I bet my girls would love 'em. Though they like doughnuts no matter what…

snackpig June 24, 2010 um 9:49 pm

seriously, these donuts look amazing! i wouldn't have any left to take a pic of if i were making them.

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 9:49 pm

Thank you so much for posting the recipe and your gluten free version. Will definitely make those for this week-end…wondered if Homer Simpson had those doughnuts before!

msq from [email protected]

Stacy (Little Blue Hen) June 24, 2010 um 9:56 pm

I found Lorna through Twitter and her Meatless Week endeavor; I've been intrigued by her cookbook since! The doughnuts look amazing, but I think that it's best for everyone involved if I stay scared of deep frying. =)

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary June 24, 2010 um 9:58 pm

Nutella is probably one of my most favorite things on earth! Love this recipe!

Kari June 24, 2010 um 9:59 pm

Oh, how I love Nutella! I love to make waffles and spread it on top. Now THAT is dinner.

Ksenia June 24, 2010 um 10:02 pm

These sound so good I am going to make them this weekend! And I just love the gluten free options in your blog – it really does widen my repertoire. Thanks!

LSS June 24, 2010 um 10:02 pm

I'd love a chance to win Lorna's book! Thanks!

Pastry Girl June 24, 2010 um 10:02 pm

ooh! I haven't done donuts in a reeeally long time but these look non-intimidating and super delish!! And of course, anything with nutella can't go wrong πŸ™‚

Molly June 24, 2010 um 10:12 pm

Nutella = food of the Gods!

pam June 24, 2010 um 10:15 pm

love this post! super love nutella doughnuts!!

Nive June 24, 2010 um 10:15 pm

Thank you very much for the cookbook giveaway…I would love to get it…ur blog is very colorful and the pics are really attractive…

[email protected]

miss fox June 24, 2010 um 10:20 pm

Ever since I saw a photo of her Bourbon Glazed BBQ Ribs I have been utterly dreaming/dying/yearning to get my hands on a copy of her book.

Thank you for constantly providing a source for amazing culinary ideas.

Thank you!

Erica June 24, 2010 um 10:28 pm

These donuts look INSANE! I am so going to try out this recipe!

Melissa June 24, 2010 um 10:41 pm

Thanks for the chance! I am excited

Amy I. June 24, 2010 um 10:50 pm

I've been coveting Lorna's book and would be so thrilled to have a copy! The donuts look divine… safe travels!

Josh and Gloriana June 24, 2010 um 10:56 pm

oh my…donuts plus nutella- can it get any better than that? mais non!

babyjenks June 24, 2010 um 10:58 pm

i've heard so much about that cookbook! now i really want to look at it, if it's that easy to adapt things to be gf! i've got to make those donuts!

thanks for posting about gf adaptations, it makes cooking easier for those of us with gf loved ones.

~ s-j

Mandy June 24, 2010 um 11:00 pm

I'd love to win! Sounds like a great cookbook! πŸ˜€

bqualley June 24, 2010 um 11:00 pm

I can't wait to try this recipe. My DIL is from Tasmania and has this 'thing' about Nutella. Go figure! Who doesn't!! Then there is her occasional need for gluten-free foods. These will hit the mark TWICE in this family.

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 11:11 pm

I love nutella and I love doughnut. So, it's definitely a yes from me. I always enjoy reading your blog posts and looking at the beautiful pictures. Have a great day.

Unknown June 24, 2010 um 11:16 pm

Hi Helen, so nice of you to still post this in the middle of having so much going on. The doughnuts look so delicious and I just can't resist "little" stuff, I'll definitely be making these. BTW I read your blog religiously but for whatever reason I've never posted a comment, well the chance of getting "lucky" talked me into it today.

Cindy June 24, 2010 um 11:18 pm

These look delicious, and I would love to win a copy of the cookbook!

Pilarh June 24, 2010 um 11:18 pm

The book sounds so good, I would love to have it.
Nice pictures as always!

edina June 24, 2010 um 11:23 pm

oh boy…donuts AND nutella? {swoon}

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 11:26 pm

These donut holes look divine! Your posts have been fabulous lately! Keep it up!

Alex June 24, 2010 um 11:27 pm

Those doughnuts look amazing!!! And leaving a comment for the cookbook giveaway. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 11:31 pm

These donut holes look divine!

Anonymous June 24, 2010 um 11:33 pm

ohh goodness. i don't think i can resist such a treat! πŸ™‚

[email protected]

Catie June 24, 2010 um 11:48 pm

My husband has been begging me to make donuts for years. Yours look absolutely amazing!

Please enter me in the draw for the cookbook – it looks like there is so much inspiration to be had from it.

Victoria June 24, 2010 um 11:54 pm

Love donuts. Thanks for the gf version also. I have to make yet another adaptation: make it dairy-free for my daughters.

Heather June 25, 2010 um 12:00 am

Those doughnuts look amazing! I am making some tonight!

β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ June 25, 2010 um 12:06 am

my daughter would finish those instantly! She loves nutella and donuts and combined, she'd go crazy!

keri June 25, 2010 um 12:15 am

these look delicious! i think i'll make some this weekend!

jill elise June 25, 2010 um 12:18 am

Oof these look so good!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 12:27 am

I've heard so many good things about this cookbook! The get-together looks like it was fun. Your pictures look lovely, as usual.

rudie2shoes June 25, 2010 um 12:27 am

Those doughnuts look great!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 12:30 am

The recipe and book look amazing.

Jen Warren
[email protected]

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 12:37 am

I love nutella! These look delish!~Natalie
[email protected]

Jenny June 25, 2010 um 12:42 am

I just saw a two pack of Nutella at Costco and was desperately trying to think of a reason to buy them. Thanks to you, I'm making another trip to Costco!
I'd love to add this cookbook to my collection.

LibraryLady June 25, 2010 um 12:52 am

I cannot wait to try these … Thanks for sharing!

Bettina June 25, 2010 um 12:56 am

your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!

also, nutella is delicious with almost everything πŸ™‚

Kathryn June 25, 2010 um 12:58 am

Oh man. Nutella donuts. You have answered the call from deep within my sweets-starved belly. This will be the first thing I make in my new apartment…ha, as soon as I unpack my kitchen gear. Thanks for the giveaway, and safe travels to you!

Lori June 25, 2010 um 1:12 am

What nice little morsels. Nutella is always lovely in my book.

How fun getting together with all the bloggers that I would love to meet.

Britney June 25, 2010 um 1:12 am

these sound perfectly wonderful alongside some coffee.

Shawna June 25, 2010 um 1:18 am

Oh how I would love one of these right now, not to mention that fabulous book! Thanks!

Nads' Bakery June 25, 2010 um 1:19 am

Nutella sure has been a trend these days. They look scrumptious!

Steph June 25, 2010 um 1:22 am

These look delicious!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 1:37 am

nutella anything is awesome! πŸ™‚ nothing beats the hazelnut-chocolate connection!!

[email protected]

Jessie June 25, 2010 um 1:38 am

Thank-you for creating and sharing your delicious blog!!

Randi Lynne June 25, 2010 um 1:54 am

I would <3 a copy of the book!

Susie June 25, 2010 um 2:00 am

I've never made donuts and always wanted to… and Nutella?! Oh wow.

lindsey June 25, 2010 um 2:03 am

these look amazing!

jacqui June 25, 2010 um 2:09 am

I'm not the biggest doughnut fan, but you can put Nutella on anything and I will eat it, yum!

CookTeen June 25, 2010 um 2:13 am

Nutella doughnuts! HOLY YUM!! These loook outrageous! Absolutely love love love your blog and pictures! I wish mine looked that pretty!!

With love and cupcakes,

Cindy June 25, 2010 um 2:13 am

I live in Salt Lake but am currently not there. I'm a little star struck that you are in my town. πŸ˜‰ It would be perfect to get the cookbook now.

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker June 25, 2010 um 2:15 am

Lovely doughnuts and what a fabulous get together! So wish I could have been there!

Bonnie June 25, 2010 um 2:15 am

I would love this cook book and to be able to make these lovely donuts.

It was wonderful to meet you. Thank you for so generously sharing your knowledge and yourself with us. A lovely time was had by all of us. Wish I was attending the conference and your presentation.

Jerilea Hendrick June 25, 2010 um 2:21 am

Your pictures look great–looks like you are having a lot of fun meeting new people. Your donuts look yummy too. πŸ™‚

Diana June 25, 2010 um 2:25 am

LOVE nutella
LOVE donuts
and LOVEEEEE your blog and gorgeous photos!

Rachel J. June 25, 2010 um 2:38 am

Doughnuts are the perfect dinner food.

Susan @ SGCC June 25, 2010 um 2:53 am

Hope you're having a fabulous time! I wish I could be with you all for the workshop. It just wasn't in the cards for me this time. Hugs to all of you. I know it will be great!

Stacy June 25, 2010 um 2:54 am

Looks wonderful! I hope I win. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!

Dana June 25, 2010 um 2:57 am


Alice C-T June 25, 2010 um 3:00 am

I'd love a chance to win Lorna's book. Those donuts look delicious!! How can I resist??

JC June 25, 2010 um 3:00 am

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JC June 25, 2010 um 3:04 am

Hi! This is Jennifer from Taiwan! This is the first time I leave a message here and clearly it is for the book! (haha~) Actually, I have been a huge fan of yours and After seeing your last article talking about the cookbook, I asked my mom who lives in Canada to buy one for me since I can not get one here in Taiwan! I love your words and photos in this blog and really enjoy them a lot!

[email protected]

penny nelson June 25, 2010 um 3:17 am

I am afraid of frying stuff like donuts but you are tempting me. Thanks for the chance to win.

alexia June 25, 2010 um 3:17 am

I've never tried making doughnuts before and this looks really yummy! You have totally inspired me to start making my first batch of doughnuts

Gale Reeves June 25, 2010 um 3:28 am

Thanks for the cookbook give away. One can never have too many books! Your photography is so very pleasing, calm, comforting….all adding to the desire to devour that which is photographed.

Ann June 25, 2010 um 3:28 am


Fink June 25, 2010 um 3:31 am

Oh I hope I win! When I first saw the Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, Tomatoes and Eggs recipe I was intrigued to see the rest of the recipes in Lorna's The Newlywed Kitchen and now after seeing the Nutella Doughnut recipe with ricotta and lemon zest (yum!), I must own it!

So pretty please pick me, I will definitely put that lovely book to good use πŸ™‚

Rachel June 25, 2010 um 3:44 am

My friend was all smiles about this cookbook! While I'm not a newly-wed, I have a few friends who are, with whom I'd love to share this book and its delicious recipes. I mean, who could resist nutella doughnuts?

Cristie June 25, 2010 um 3:56 am

What a complete joy it was to have you in our home and garden. Thank you for spending an evening sharing time with a few of the good women of the Utah Food Blogging world. You are such a REAL person. Best to you as you work your way though all those recipes, pictures and dishes!
Best to you-
Cristie, The Table Runner

ben June 25, 2010 um 3:59 am

looks delicious! thanks for the contest

Gina June 25, 2010 um 4:01 am

Gluten-free AND Nutella? I'm in Heaven!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 4:06 am

Nutella is one of my daughters favorite foods. Thank goodness it is gluten free. I will have to make these donuts to welcome them home from girl scout camp.

Banannas June 25, 2010 um 4:08 am

Love the idea of lemon and nutella together!

Alexandra June 25, 2010 um 4:14 am

Oh nutella…give me a spoon and a jar of it and im happy :]

The Duo Dishes June 25, 2010 um 4:26 am

Of course if these are on a platter, they'll be gone in minutes!

Kendall June 25, 2010 um 4:26 am

My feelings would best be expressed in a monologue from the made for TV move "Paper Dolls" starring Daryl Hannah and the strapping Mr. Craig T. Nelson.

Do you think I'm pretty Ricky? Try to see past all the feathers and the sparkles and the capped teeth. Am I pretty? Look at your little doll now, huh Ricky? Sure you can put makeup on me and spray me with your fancy shmancy French perfumes, but I'm dead inside, Ricky, don't you see? And no perfume is going to cover that up Ricky! I'm dying inside Ricky! and I stink! I stink! I stink!

(Yanked from Saturday Night Live with Molly Shannon as the fabulous Mary Katherine Gallagher…..SUPERSTAR!!!)


Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 4:28 am

I can't wait to make those donuts.

Emac June 25, 2010 um 4:28 am

They look delish. Hopefully they are easy to make. Would love to win the cookbook and try this recipe.

Sarah June 25, 2010 um 4:31 am

Great photos, as always! I love the rustic backgrounds you have for so many of your photos: slate, old wooden tables, antiques. I'll definitely try these sometime!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 4:38 am

Every Saturday, I go to my local farmers market for fresh donuts. You've inspired me to make my own!


Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 4:40 am

Nutella is one of the best inventions ever!
I used to eat it from the jar with a spoon as a kid…
Your recipe looks yummy πŸ™‚

Michele June 25, 2010 um 4:46 am

My brother in law is obsessed with nutella. I'm definitely making these next time they come over!

Liz June 25, 2010 um 4:53 am

Nutella and doughnuts, two of my favorite things! These sound incredible.

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 5:02 am

I just had my first jar of Nutella a few weeks ago. Who knew?! That's some good stuff! I can't even imagine Nutella donuts!

[email protected]

Rachel June 25, 2010 um 5:07 am

Those look delicious! I can't wait to try that recipe out (and hopefully more from that awesome cookbook ;] )

gfs June 25, 2010 um 5:26 am

Delicious! Ricotto in donuts, who would have thought! Look like a lovely get together with fellow bloggers and friends.

snapnomflip June 25, 2010 um 6:04 am

Looks great(: Sounds like a delicious dessert πŸ˜€

Jenna June 25, 2010 um 6:04 am

What a tempting treat! I think the cookbook is going to make its way to my wish list! πŸ™‚ (though hopefully I can win one!)
Hope you enjoy your travels!!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 6:14 am

I NEED to start making my own doughnuts soon. I've been seeing them around so much these days.

jayne.leepj [at] gmail [dot] com

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 6:20 am

Who can resist donuts with Nutella! Nutella is a tasty treat so many people love – and sound perfect for bite sized donuts! Yum!

emonster June 25, 2010 um 6:52 am

I've had a bit of a baking dry spell since my son was born almost 15 weeks ago — this recipe (and the cookbook) may mark the end of that!

saveMeEHJeBus June 25, 2010 um 6:53 am

i love doughnuts & nutella! have fun & I hope i win <3

Alice T June 25, 2010 um 6:57 am

Lovely. Your posts and photos are a regular treat for me throughout the week.

fragolina June 25, 2010 um 7:15 am

great pictures, great people. these nutella doughnuts looks amazing. nutella is just the perfect spread for everything.this book will be a great gift. thank you.

amna June 25, 2010 um 7:18 am

oooh that oozing nutella.. yum!

angela June 25, 2010 um 7:18 am

gluten free doughnuts, i can't wait to make them for my gluten-intolerant friend Min. Book looks lovely too

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 7:33 am

ooh i'm not a huge doughnut fan but w/ nutella? yummm… i'd love to try the recipes in this cookbook w/ my hubby – we just celebrated one year of newlywed bliss! =)

Julia June 25, 2010 um 7:34 am

oh yum! those look fabulous!

anna June 25, 2010 um 7:40 am

Thanks for glutenfree recipe. I love donught but when I discovered my coeliac disease I
have not eaten donught. Sorry for my english! πŸ˜€
Bye Anna

WendyinKK June 25, 2010 um 7:44 am

Who doesn't love nutella???
I super don't hate it πŸ™‚

Maythe June 25, 2010 um 7:47 am

I would love to try it myself, and than I would need the book, don't I

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 7:48 am

I love Nutella! Will definitely try these donuts soon. Thanks for the recipe. The book sound interesting and fun. Hope I'll have the luck to win it. ^^

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 7:53 am

Ooooo Nutella. I don't buy it. If I do, I sit and eat the whole jar; by itself. It never even makes it to toast! These look delightful!
I'm planning on getting a copy of the book anyway for my sister who's getting married next year; but I wouldn't mind my own copy!

E lise June 25, 2010 um 7:55 am

Yum! Would like to join!

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 8:05 am

yumm! those look good πŸ™‚ at first i thought "if i freeze the treats i cook, i will be able to control my intake". Now i just realized its a very easy way of ALWAYS having treats available… hehe. still, worth it!

Ellemay June 25, 2010 um 8:05 am

Yes please??!!

Ruchi M June 25, 2010 um 8:20 am

I teach little kids how to cook and bake… and this will be their next recipe sheet! I am sure this will be as much fun for them to bake as it is to eat!!!!

Ratna June 25, 2010 um 8:31 am

Oh, I just made some donuts too last weekend. And I tried to bake them (for a healthier treat). They were gooooood. The fried version is still better though. πŸ™‚ I frosted them with sugar icing and coconut flakes.

Monique (SA) June 25, 2010 um 8:34 am

Ooh, now wouldn't this cookbook be great for my husband and I. We've been married just over a year and are still mainly cooking his mom's and my mom's meals.

These donuts look divine – must try them soon!

Enjoy the conference!

Delphine June 25, 2010 um 8:44 am

Pretty pictures, as always ! And the book looks so cute, i'm in πŸ˜‰

Vincent June 25, 2010 um 9:11 am

Love the photos, love the doughnuts, & love the books. Finally, hope to win. xxx

Crumbs N Crust June 25, 2010 um 9:51 am


Would definitely try out this doughnut recipe as my husband loves doughnut. Would love to try out the rest of the recipes from the cookbook = )


Crumbs N Crust June 25, 2010 um 9:57 am


Can't wait to try this doughnut recipe as my husband loves doughnut ! Nutella.. a bonus = )

Would love to try out the rest of the recipes in the cookbook.

Thank you for the chance to win the cookbook.


Michelle June 25, 2010 um 10:19 am

I've had a jar of Slitti chocolate-hazelnut spread in my pantry since I returned from Italy last September. Unopened! It's time to break it out.

Frances June 25, 2010 um 10:35 am

oh my oh my oh my… would LOVE LOVE LOVE Lorna's cookbook:)

and i love your blog. eeks totally inspiring. just bought a rectangular tart pan like yours!

Karen Oettl June 25, 2010 um 10:54 am

I personally love the idea of newlywed cooking – time spent in the kitchen is one of the best ways to truly know your significant other – I would definitely do it more if my husband wasn't so territorial in the kitchen πŸ™‚

queencake and titangirl June 25, 2010 um 10:58 am

love the photos, love the nutella and would luuuuuuvvvvv to have the book:)best from berlin,anja

aandara June 25, 2010 um 11:14 am

Nutella doughnuys, uhnmmm so yummy, i love to have Lornas cookbook

Zizi June 25, 2010 um 11:17 am

I'm speechless about Lorna's cookbook… OK, I can say one word: BEAUTIFUL. And your photos too, Helen!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 11:24 am

two of my most favorite things combined in one!!!aaaaaaaaaaaawy πŸ˜‰ thanks for the recipe πŸ˜‰

and i soooooo want that book πŸ˜‰ lol
pick me pick meeee;)
pretty please πŸ˜‰

Julija's pix on flickr

adli June 25, 2010 um 11:35 am

nutella on anything! Emmm!!! nyum!!

and, on the verge of being desperate; Me, me, me!! pick me! pIck ME!! ..haha.. πŸ™‚

Miranda June 25, 2010 um 11:45 am

These look SO wonderful!

aspengirl June 25, 2010 um 11:48 am

mmm…nutella, how can you go wrong!

Maggie June 25, 2010 um 11:56 am

Nutella! Nutella! Nutella!

Very pretty.

oneordinaryday June 25, 2010 um 12:07 pm

The photos look delicious. Wish I had some nutella in the pantry!

You all look like you had a wonderful time together. How fun to get to meet other bloggers in person.

Jen June 25, 2010 um 12:11 pm

Those doughnuts look delicious! I'll have to try making them very soon!

Gilberta June 25, 2010 um 12:20 pm

I would love to have this cookboook !

Florian Brand June 25, 2010 um 12:21 pm

They look so Yummi… gotta bake these tomorrow!!!

Constance June 25, 2010 um 12:29 pm

One question – what's the technique for frying the doughnuts in the plump round shape shown in the photos, rather than a teardrop shape?

bunkycooks June 25, 2010 um 12:33 pm

This was a beautiful post. If I made those donuts I would have to eat them all! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of your time spent with fellow bloggers. It looks as though you had a great time and I bet the temps are wonderful in that part of the country.

Val June 25, 2010 um 12:33 pm

Nice, thanks for hosting the give-away! Everything you make from this book seems spectacular. The words "lemon zest and nutella" are now running through my head like some tasty mantra of things to come. Must. Go. To. Market.

Tovah June 25, 2010 um 12:33 pm

I would love to encourage my husband to come cook with me. And the food you've made looks great! Sign me up:)

Julie Alvarez June 25, 2010 um 12:36 pm

These look amaaaaazing! And I am a sucker for nutella, so… It will be hard making them and not eating them all!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sriprae June 25, 2010 um 12:49 pm

Yum! Your posts are so delightful and the pictures inspiring. Thank you!

Librarian Who June 25, 2010 um 1:16 pm

I'm getting married on September 4th, and even if I weren't I would love to win this cookbook. Quite frankly, it has been on my wish list for a while now, and it would thrill me to me toes to win. Love your blog!

Angie June 25, 2010 um 1:20 pm

Looks like such a fun time! I would love to win the cookbook and this recipe looks amazing!

Jennifer June 25, 2010 um 1:20 pm

Your recipes always look so yummy. Hope you are enjoying Park city. It is a beautiful place!

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 1:26 pm

I love Nutella! Never thought of putting it with lemon or donuts! Have to try this.

The Lady Nomad June 25, 2010 um 1:28 pm

Yum!!! My friend and I practically ate Nutella everyday when we were in Portugal and Spain… We'd buy a jar and a baguette and be set for breakfast, or a snack, or dessert, or whenever!

cathy June 25, 2010 um 1:30 pm

these lil' bites look delicious! i'm not one to post much, but i make exceptions when it comes to nutella! ;o) thanks for the yummies and the giveaway! :o)

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 1:39 pm

Wow, those look amazing. Although I have enough problems eating Nutella out of the jar, let alone in donut form! YIKES!


fresh365 June 25, 2010 um 1:42 pm

Wow! I have never been a huge docnut fan, but homemade ones with a nutella center are having me rethink that!

Draegermansgal June 25, 2010 um 1:45 pm

Looks like a great group of people to hang out with. Have fun!
Nuttella Doughnuts = Heaven on a plate:)

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 1:50 pm

Those look absolutely delicious. My son just LOVES Nutella.

Linda June 25, 2010 um 1:50 pm

I love nutella! And your doughnuts look fabulous. Mmmm…

My Barefoot Angel June 25, 2010 um 1:51 pm

My kids are nuts about Nutella and donuts as well. What a great combination! Your blog is an inspiration to me, can't wait to try the recipe.

alexengijon June 25, 2010 um 1:57 pm

mmm I love the smell of cooking donuts, although I have to admit I'm more a fan of the old strawberry jam filling.

Calantha June 25, 2010 um 2:00 pm

Mouthwatering! And so is the cookbook, or so I have heard!

kate June 25, 2010 um 2:00 pm

i really love this post, my boyfriend loves doughnuts and living in france there is nutella everywhere, i will have to fry up some of this goodness this weekend!
merci beaucoup!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 2:03 pm

Although I'm not a newlywed, I love cooking with my sweetheart. We'll be making these doughnuts this weekend.

[email protected]

MrsAshleyEm June 25, 2010 um 2:03 pm

What a great recipe! I'd love a copy of the cookbook!!

David June 25, 2010 um 2:03 pm

nutella? doughnuts? those look fantastic!

that book looks very interesting.

Cristina in FL June 25, 2010 um 2:06 pm

Yayy! I can't wait to try these! I can almost taste them already!!

Erin June 25, 2010 um 2:13 pm

The combination of donut + nutella is absolutely dreamy.

Madeleine June 25, 2010 um 2:13 pm

Nutella + doughnuts = le bonheur
I keep telling myself this is the day I'm going to win one of your fab giveaways! Fingers crossed!

Amy Huff June 25, 2010 um 2:27 pm

The doughnuts look yummy and all the pictures are gorgeous.

Erica the Ninja June 25, 2010 um 2:33 pm

I have been wanting to get a copy of her book! These doughnuts look fabulous! Have a great time at Evo!

Sacha June 25, 2010 um 2:33 pm

Oh my.. I will definitely be making these very soon! I haven't had a doughnut hole (or tim bit as we call them up here in Canada) for over two years now!

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! And as a soon to be newly wed, this book sounds amazing too!

Judy Simons-Gerstley June 25, 2010 um 2:57 pm

Thank you for posting the Nutella Doughnut recipe!
I enjoy reading your blog and love your gorgeous fotos, something I aspire to for sure ( taking gorgeous food fotos πŸ˜‰ )
Thanks also for the opportunity to win The Newlywed Kitchen book!


beverlylynn June 25, 2010 um 3:03 pm

Those doughnuts look amazing! And I bought a bunch of white asparagus yesterday just to make the dish you posted!

Liz June 25, 2010 um 3:06 pm

I always have Nutella in the house. My 4 year old daughter adores Nutella just about as much as I do. The Nutella doughnuts might make a great surprise for her one day soon…

Jana Hyde June 25, 2010 um 3:06 pm

Thank you — many thank yous — for including gluten-free recipes and for making them all look so delectable! I still feel like a newlywed, even though we celebrated 19 years on Tuesday. Let's hope I don't still COOK like a newlywed!

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 3:14 pm

I'd love to have this cookbook! I made the Asparagus, tomato, egg recipe the other night. It was such an easy and yummy dinner!
Good luck to us!

Lexi June 25, 2010 um 3:20 pm

Those donuts look yummy. Beautiful photos.

Jan June 25, 2010 um 3:23 pm

YUM! I'm officially drooling! thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to make them this weekend-

Wanda Lopez June 25, 2010 um 3:28 pm

Love getting together with friends; specially when there is a chance to make new friends.
Nutella doughnuts, smart!

Christy from fountains of home June 25, 2010 um 3:30 pm

Looks fabulous and delicious!

Rocky Mountain Woman June 25, 2010 um 3:35 pm

Welcome to Utah!

I live about 10 miles from the Canyons so maybe I'll see around town! LOL….

Mollie June 25, 2010 um 3:41 pm

I haven't had nutella since I lived in Niger and it was the only chocolate around! I think it's time for me to go back to it!

Blandine June 25, 2010 um 4:08 pm

Hi Helen,

this book seems to have gorgeous recipes in it…
I hope you have a good time at the conference.

Cookie baker Lynn June 25, 2010 um 4:15 pm

I hope you have a wonderful time and come back relaxed, refreshed, and recharged.

As always, beautiful food and gorgeous photography!

Brittanie June 25, 2010 um 4:20 pm

Looks like a great book!

Jeannette June 25, 2010 um 4:22 pm

yum-o. these sound delicious. and i have a tub of nutella just waiting for them!!

[email protected]

Jessie June 25, 2010 um 4:26 pm

Yum, yum, yum! I will have to join the masses in applauding your delicious looking GF doughnuts. And with nutella? Can it get any better? Mmmm.

Eunice June 25, 2010 um 4:30 pm

Nutella is our favorite! Looks like we'll be making doughnuts soon!

Jacinta June 25, 2010 um 4:30 pm

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and recipe… I'd love to see all the other delicious things in her cookbook!

Stephanie C. June 25, 2010 um 4:35 pm

Sounds yummy! I want nutella doughnuts!

Claire June 25, 2010 um 4:38 pm

I love Nutella, and will have to try this recipe! And isn't Utah a beautiful state? πŸ™‚


wren June 25, 2010 um 4:40 pm

So glad you came through our mountains! It was an especially lovely couple of days. Cool (which is unusual!) Such beautiful doughtnuts, you could probably convince people to eat nutella off of a plank…but no one turns down donuts, right? hopefully not..

Jael Sims June 25, 2010 um 4:54 pm

Those look delicious! Doughnuts and Nutella- sounds good to me.

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 5:08 pm

Would love to win this cookbook, I've been drooling over the recipes posted around the blogosphere for the past week or so. If I don't win I'll just be suppoerting Lorna!

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 5:11 pm

those doughnuts look amazing, and i would love to try some new recipes from the newlywed kitchen cookbook!

Kirstin June 25, 2010 um 5:11 pm

Thanks for having a giveaway! I hope I win, these recipes you've posted about look soooo good!

Mary June 25, 2010 um 5:23 pm

I've been thinking a lot about making doughnuts, and now I think it might even happen this weekend! They look fantastic.
It's so fun to see pictures of some of the bloggers I am familiar with–thanks.

valerie June 25, 2010 um 5:30 pm

mmm homemade doughnuts! too bad my apartment is too tiny to fry anything in… it would smell like oil for a whole month!

Unknown June 25, 2010 um 5:38 pm

Yum! Those doughnuts look delicious!! Love nutella! Thanks for posting the recipe, can't wait to try it.

Tara Barker June 25, 2010 um 5:38 pm

Oh yum! I may need to scrap tomorrow's breakfast plans and just go with these. I don't think anyone will mind. πŸ˜‰

mary June 25, 2010 um 5:53 pm

thanks! those doughnuts look wonderful.

Diane June 25, 2010 um 5:58 pm

I recently moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and my travel partner and I love to cook. Since we cooked so much back home in the states, it really makes me feel at home here. Also, we love nutella!!

Amber June 25, 2010 um 5:58 pm

Oh, those look so yummy! I would love to win her cookbook!

lauren June 25, 2010 um 6:00 pm

Nutella makes everything better! I'm about to be a newlywed too!

Overanalyzer: June 25, 2010 um 6:06 pm

Ooooh. Yum. My partner is allergic to nuts, I'd like to try it with jam instead. Wonder if it would work?


Anne @ the doctor takes a wife June 25, 2010 um 6:06 pm

Would you believe that I"ve never had nutella?? But I do love donuts πŸ™‚

Julea Ivancovich Photography June 25, 2010 um 6:09 pm

YUM! Nutella reminds me of backpacking through Ireland and snacking on crackers dipped in Nutella! YUM! The only thing better than that is Nutella Doughnuts! I am making these!

Julea Ivancovich Photography June 25, 2010 um 6:09 pm

YUM! Nutella reminds me of backpacking through Ireland and snacking on crackers dipped in Nutella! YUM! The only thing better than that is Nutella Doughnuts! I am making these!

Pure Indulgence June 25, 2010 um 6:09 pm

These doughnuts sound amazing…and it always helps when a cookbook (and the chef behind it) gives you a perfect direction like the oil temperature to get the right consistency in your baked good. = )

-Claire G. Weber

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 6:17 pm

nutella donuts sound great! what's that purple stuff behind the italian sodas? thanks for the giveaway!

Alyssa June 25, 2010 um 6:33 pm

Yum!! I'm definitely going to have to try those! Anything with Nutella is just plain HEAVENLY!

Anna June 25, 2010 um 6:37 pm

Those doughnuts look fantastic! Anything with chocolate is okay by me πŸ˜€

Reya June 25, 2010 um 6:38 pm

Oh, I'd love to make these doughnuts with lemon curd! Mmmm…!

Mimi June 25, 2010 um 6:49 pm

Oh that looks delicious ! I'll try that on week end, hope i'll make that successfully ! And i'm in for the contest by the way, the book looks great πŸ˜‰ Have a sunny week-end and a nice evening !


Danja June 25, 2010 um 7:35 pm

Anything made with Nutella must taste divine. My favorite spread is Linolada, which is half chocolate-hazelnut and half hazelnut-milk spread.

Peach Tracy June 25, 2010 um 7:42 pm

Those doughnuts look so wonderful. They'd be good with a nice cup of coffee.

tanya June 25, 2010 um 7:43 pm

Can always use a wonderful new cookbook!

Boutet June 25, 2010 um 7:50 pm

I love all the beautiful pictures! And your recipes are taking me deeper into the hearts of my newly aquired inlaws πŸ™‚

Patricia Scarpin June 25, 2010 um 7:54 pm

Yum, Nutella! I love Nutella in just about anything, Helen – and these precious doughnuts are no exception!

Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} June 25, 2010 um 7:54 pm

Blogger events are so much fun! And the nutella doughnuts look so good.

HJ June 25, 2010 um 8:05 pm

Gosh, those donuts are making me hungry!!! Nice photos!!!

Joy June 25, 2010 um 8:06 pm

I love anything with nutella and especially since you used rice flour, I'm in love. I can't wait to try this.

Mrs. Buzz June 25, 2010 um 8:10 pm

I LOVE your blog! Thanks for all of the gluten free recipes. It such a blessing finding recipes for such "delectable delights" that I can enjoy again thanks to all of your hard work converting them.

Rosie June 25, 2010 um 8:15 pm

Donuts and Nutella? Yeah, these have to happen.

Ryan June 25, 2010 um 8:23 pm

Mmm..I'm definitely going to make these with orange zest & orange filling (for breakfast tomorrow I think!!)

John Bavoso June 25, 2010 um 8:26 pm

These looks amazing! Enjoy your time in Utah!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 8:27 pm

I just had a spoonful of nutella and so these doughnuts are right up my alley!!

djw209 at gmail dot com

this free bird June 25, 2010 um 8:46 pm

these look so amazing i CANNOT wait to try!! i keep a gluten-free life and was so excited to see doughnuts!!! my heart just started racing because i miss them so much (espesh the ones my mom makes…sigh)

anyway, thanks so much for sharing. would love to win that book!


the blonde, herself June 25, 2010 um 8:49 pm

Looks Yummy!!

Erin Farrell Speer June 25, 2010 um 9:03 pm

OOH! Those donuts looks so tempting! I cannot wait to try them Gluten Free! I think even my gluten loving fiancee will love them! Thank you for sharing!

Rhonda June 25, 2010 um 9:07 pm

Laughed about the temper tantrums, my hubby loves his Nutella. As always, your pictures look delicious.

LittleWit June 25, 2010 um 9:16 pm

I immediately added that book to my wishlist after seeing your last post. It looks like a lot of fun and I can the boy being quite excited to have some of those doughnuts!

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 9:18 pm

I LOVE Nutella! I love it so much I make my significant other keep it in the garage if he purchases it… then I won't be tempted to sneak into the kitchen at midnight for a few tablespoons…

I can't wait to try the doughnut recipe!!


Adi June 25, 2010 um 9:43 pm

A craving is born… I love doughnuts.
Thanks for the giveaway!

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous June 25, 2010 um 9:48 pm

and i thought nutella alone was amazing…thanks for the recipe!


Nikki June 25, 2010 um 9:59 pm

Yum! Sounds so good!!!

Miriam June 25, 2010 um 10:37 pm

Very glad that Nutella seems to be catching on here more and more in the US. Especially with fun treats.

Doughnuts with a Nutella filling! What more could one ask for.

Enjoy the conference. I love the Mountains of Utah, So beautiful!

Helena – A Diary of Lovely June 25, 2010 um 10:42 pm

oooh now I really want to make them!!

Whitney June 25, 2010 um 10:44 pm

This cookbook is actually already on my wedding registry, but if I win it, and I can move another fun kitchen item onto it instead!

Irene June 25, 2010 um 10:46 pm

Wow, looks delicious! & always a good time when everyone gathers together πŸ™‚

Charli June 25, 2010 um 10:52 pm

That sounds amazing. I love nutella–I used to keep a jar in my desk drawer at the office until I was forced into the realization that that was a bad idea…

Megan June 25, 2010 um 10:54 pm

Those look fantastic! πŸ™‚

casey cakes June 25, 2010 um 11:00 pm

Anything fried is welcome in my house!- Casey d.

Kerry June 25, 2010 um 11:10 pm

I need these Nutella doughnuts! Pick Me. Love Me. Pick Me.

Grimmy June 25, 2010 um 11:51 pm

Your food and photos always look amazing!! This seems like an awesome cookbook!!

Joey June 26, 2010 um 12:09 am

I love donuts! But I never thought of donut + Nutella… YUM! I just have to try those.

Heather June 26, 2010 um 12:12 am

Gorgeous photos!! LOVE nutella… yummm!

Susan June 26, 2010 um 12:12 am

Being Canadian-American those donuts look irresistable. Thanks to you and Lorna for a chance to win a cookbook with such a nummy recipe!

iujkji June 26, 2010 um 12:56 am

My mother-in-law has a gluten allergy and I've been looking for something to cook for her. I think she'll love these donuts!

Fang Fang June 26, 2010 um 1:15 am

the photos are certainly very mouth watering. would like to get my hands on the cookbook! =)

Ambika Venkat June 26, 2010 um 1:30 am

Nutella!! Crispy little donuts filled with nutella! What more can a girl want?? I love to get Lorna's cookbook!

rhonda June 26, 2010 um 2:03 am

I could live on nutella! yum!

Kevin Chen June 26, 2010 um 2:10 am

The doughnuts look amazing!

Leeshy June 26, 2010 um 2:37 am

lovely little blog. So pleased to have found it.
thank you for this awesome little gem.

Ally Nielsen

Anonymous June 26, 2010 um 3:11 am

This just absolutely looks amazing. I even have some friends with Celiac's Disease. I can't wait to forward this!

Brian Wakefield

Junyi Wu June 26, 2010 um 3:28 am

Anything that uses Nutella is something I have to try making.

Truth June 26, 2010 um 4:11 am

I just found your blog today and wow! Everything looks delicious, but was terribly intrigued by the gluten free doughnuts. Her cookbook looks amazing. Is it for sale yet?

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 4:16 am

Can't wait to try these, and I love your blog! Your photography is amazing!

April June 26, 2010 um 4:21 am

I would love to win that cookbook! It looks like a lot of fun!

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 4:25 am

oh, to bask in the beauty of all that is donuts! such a yummy looking recipe.

Catherine June 26, 2010 um 4:34 am

Still haven't found nutella in a grocery store close to me. This is becoming a serious problem.

Love the doughnut holes, though! Perfect setup with the coffee in the background.

kristiapaz June 26, 2010 um 4:35 am

Those look delish! I love nutella. Would love to win the cookbook also!

Of course, the pics look gorgeous!

Alexandra June 26, 2010 um 4:55 am

Nutelllllaaaaaaa!!!!!! I'm so flipping out my elbows to keep others at bay…ok, not really, my son just needs to bat his eyelashes and my elbows melt! Like those nutella doughnuts….a must try!

Esther June 26, 2010 um 5:04 am

This is the first truly new doughnut recipe I have seen for ages.
And my children love aything with Nutella.

Kegarnay June 26, 2010 um 5:20 am

yummy yummy please please!

Kegarnay June 26, 2010 um 5:20 am

yummy yummy please please!

Sweet Attempts June 26, 2010 um 6:38 am

Mmmm, yay Nutella!


thedancingdumpling June 26, 2010 um 7:25 am

These look like just like little pieces of heaven (= the perfect pick-me-up anytime! can't wait to try them out

Vrunda June 26, 2010 um 8:31 am

I like that photo of flowers. Would like to enter in giveaway. Hopefully I will be lucky this time…

Swee San June 26, 2010 um 10:05 am

doughnuts with nutella !! yum

alvina June 26, 2010 um 10:45 am

i would love to have the cookbook to add to my collection please! it would be extremely useful for my chef career! πŸ˜€

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 11:00 am

Love your photos and blog…I am a big fan…the doughnuts look amazing…

Jo June 26, 2010 um 11:18 am

Now this is definitely one recipe to tempt my hubs with … and with chocolate too! If this recipe is from the "give-away" book, I would so love to get my hands on it.

Salsa Verde June 26, 2010 um 11:22 am

Hi Helene,
The doughnuts looks so delicious and the photos are so appetising!!!
Meet other blogger people must be a delight and all of you seems very happy and having great fun.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,

Quinn June 26, 2010 um 11:31 am


They taste pretty good with lavender sugar too. Doughnut holes (that's how we call them in my house) is always my favourite!

Aaron June 26, 2010 um 11:39 am

Hi, can I ask how do you pipe the nutella/jam into the doughnuts?

Anonymous June 26, 2010 um 11:42 am

They look wonderful! I've got some nutella in the cupboard, leftover from another recipe, and a few hours spare tomorrow afternoon – I now know what I'll be occupying my time with πŸ™‚

joyce June 26, 2010 um 11:54 am

i β™₯ those gorgeous pictures
β™‘ nutella
❀ this site. πŸ™‚

Pedro F. June 26, 2010 um 12:29 pm

Hmmm. so good!

Ashleigh June 26, 2010 um 1:13 pm

perfect summer picnic sweet….

Sweet Treats by Dani June 26, 2010 um 1:37 pm

these look so addictive!

have fun on your trip πŸ™‚

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 1:50 pm

Those look yummy (as do the Italian soda from Sophistamom)! Thank you for doing this giveaway.

Charlotte June 26, 2010 um 2:20 pm

I love cookbooks! πŸ™‚

Gen June 26, 2010 um 2:50 pm

A great nutella recipe!

the sparrow June 26, 2010 um 3:07 pm

I tried to make jam doughnuts by piping blackberry jam into spanish doughnuts but it just ended up jamming up the piping bag. I think the cookbook could help!

Mia (Savor Everyday) June 26, 2010 um 3:26 pm

I am never without a jar of Nutella… and I understand the temper tantrum situation at your house when there is none to be found πŸ™‚

Cardboard Hour June 26, 2010 um 3:49 pm

Those look fantastic! I'd love that cookbook!


beaster June 26, 2010 um 4:43 pm

i love nutella! why don't they sell these in donut shops?!

Anonymous June 26, 2010 um 5:24 pm

Those doughnuts look amazing. I must try them!
And, thanks for the cookbook giveaway!

Sara June 26, 2010 um 5:46 pm

Anything with Nutella is good in my books πŸ™‚ The cookbook looks like it would be a great addition to our kitchen!

Alyson June 26, 2010 um 5:52 pm

Mmm. Nutella doughnuts! Those look insanely delicious!

Sophie June 26, 2010 um 5:55 pm

I want these donuts!! I hope I win πŸ™‚

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 6:09 pm

These sound so good!

Silvina June 26, 2010 um 6:17 pm

Those doughnuts look really yummy… guess i'll have to try and make a batch of them !!!!! Beautiful the pictures of your post.

Unknown June 26, 2010 um 7:05 pm

Those donuts look amazing along with that nutella!

Katie June 26, 2010 um 7:15 pm

i would love to win this!

Kari June 26, 2010 um 7:35 pm

Wow, those look delicious. I will definitely make them and will try fruit fillings. Thanks.

Lexi June 26, 2010 um 8:21 pm

One of the things I miss the most since going gluten free! I love the combination of ricotta and nutella too! The last time I tried to replicate donuts (apple fritters actually). They turned out less that satisfactory. But I'm looking forward to trying out this recipe! Thank YOU!

Alessa June 26, 2010 um 8:48 pm

Wow, they sound and look extremely yummy! Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous June 26, 2010 um 8:53 pm

Omg, I can't believe how many comments there are on this post! You must be proud to have so many readers on your blog. Laura V.

Raquel from J.C. June 26, 2010 um 9:43 pm

wow nutella!!! Great recipe and thank you for the chance!
Raquel from Florida

ExpatCentral June 26, 2010 um 10:41 pm

I love these kinds of recipes!

And adding nutella? Instant favorite. Which reminds me, I need to get a new jar…

Amrita June 26, 2010 um 10:44 pm

Looks scrumptious!

Beth June 26, 2010 um 11:13 pm

Sounds like a cookbook I've gotta own!

Anonymous June 26, 2010 um 11:18 pm

Love doughnuts and cookbooks!

lourdes June 26, 2010 um 11:44 pm

What a great reason to buy Nutella! Those doughnuts look delicious.

BitteUndDanke June 27, 2010 um 12:14 am

I really don't think there's a way to go wrong with Nutella, but I must say that those doughnuts look delicious!

eveysiy June 27, 2010 um 12:33 am

i want this book~! πŸ™‚

Anonymous June 27, 2010 um 12:52 am

What a beautiful blog – I'm new here, but love the look of this recipe, and I'm always up for a new cookbook to play with. Hubby laughs at me because I read them like I am reading a novel! πŸ™‚

[email protected]

Lisa June 27, 2010 um 1:16 am

Love Nutella since I spent a semester in Germany. YUM

tape_queen June 27, 2010 um 1:41 am

yum! your doughnuts look scrumptious. thanks for doing this giveaway!

Laura June 27, 2010 um 2:07 am

Those doughnut look delectable, and the cookbook sounds wonderful!

Trish June 27, 2010 um 2:35 am

Always looking for new ways to use Nutella. We go through a ton of it here. Looks like a great cookbook!

Sunshinemom June 27, 2010 um 2:48 am

A delicious recipe and a beautiful post. I noticed the little infant in the group picture. I want to plant a kiss on her head there:). The yard looks beautiful. For most of us who live in flats, this is such a luxury!

cara bear June 27, 2010 um 3:56 am

those doughnuts look fanTASTIC.
and your photography is beautiful!

Roci June 27, 2010 um 4:13 am

Oh, how would I love to be at the EVO 10 conference to learn more about food photography. Helen, your photos are amazing, they are so good you could almost taste the food…mmmh! Specially those nutella donuts!

djwhiley June 27, 2010 um 4:22 am

I'd have to sub out nutella for jam, but those donuts look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Davies June 27, 2010 um 4:50 am

I have only recently summoned the courage to dry deep frying at home again after a messy incident a few years ago with some too-hot-oil and stuffed zucchini flowers. The donuts look like they might assist in the re-discovery process!

Love the photography in your blog.

Tara June 27, 2010 um 4:59 am

Like always, beautiful photos! Those doughnuts look amazing. I will definitely be trying those!

Anonymous June 27, 2010 um 5:07 am

My young daughter is not able to eat gluten and I love that you make such beautiful pastries and sweets gluten free! Thanks for sharing your own recipes or others converted to be gluten free.

Sat Kaur

Carrie June 27, 2010 um 5:51 am

Your photos are beautiful! I love Park City – and doughnuts. Mmmm…

Lina June 27, 2010 um 12:03 pm

Great pictures as usual and great recepie as usual πŸ™‚ thank you for being such an inspiration to me

Jen June 27, 2010 um 12:47 pm

Mmmm…the possibilities. Would like to try the recipe with a chocolate peanut butter filling or dulce de leche.

Fifine June 27, 2010 um 1:40 pm

Oh those doughnuts are so cool ! I made them this morning and my children ate them so quickly that my husband & I couldn't have taken them ! But apparently they're fantastic πŸ˜‰
I would enjoy to get tje book too, that's why i join the giveaway.

Laura June 27, 2010 um 2:23 pm

Yum Yum!

shiskavov June 27, 2010 um 2:30 pm

love your website and this dougnuts are amazing..hopefully ill win.ruthy

Stephanie C. June 27, 2010 um 2:48 pm

I don't think I could dream up a tastier looking doughnut drop! This heaven-sprinkled delight just might be the secret into my husband's heart…

…thanks for the delectable post! A true treat:)


Anonymous June 27, 2010 um 4:06 pm

Yum…as a soon-to-be newlywed, on August 7, 2010, I'd love the cookbook. As a nutella lover, I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks!

Becca June 27, 2010 um 4:30 pm

I really love that you post your gluten-free recipes. My mom is Celiac and I know one of my kids will end up with Celiac Disease, too. It's nice to know I will be able to make yummy treats anyway! I will have to show these to my mom. She loves nutella and doughnuts. I'm sure it'll be a winner!

_stephau June 27, 2010 um 5:35 pm

Nutella and mini donuts- mmm! I can't wait to try these.

Karen C. June 27, 2010 um 5:37 pm

The donuts look soooo good! Nutella makes them
ever better. I would love the cookbook, I hope I'm

Jennie June 27, 2010 um 6:57 pm

Oooooooooooo, nutella doughnuts? That is divine! I can't wait to whip them up!

Julie June 27, 2010 um 7:18 pm

These look like a really great cheat!-when no one's looking:)-from the way too health conscious gal! Thanx for sharing! Cook book sounds delectable!

Unknown June 27, 2010 um 7:44 pm

I love these little cake donuts. DH and I made them about a month ago. We filled them with raspberry jam, and rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. The best I remember, they were dinner πŸ™‚

susan June 27, 2010 um 8:10 pm

That looks amazing! Would love the cookbook.

Maris June 27, 2010 um 8:28 pm

Frying things always makes me hesitate (flashback to grease fire when I was 13), but these look so delicious I'm going to have to give them a try!

Vicki Brown June 27, 2010 um 8:56 pm

They look so good! Vicki x

Steph June 27, 2010 um 9:58 pm

i want to make donuts, fried, baked, and filled!

Superdumb Supervillain June 27, 2010 um 10:24 pm

I am definitely going to have to try this…

Kelly June 27, 2010 um 11:04 pm

These look absolutely sinful! I can't wait to try my hand at them. Beautiful photography as always. πŸ™‚

Alex Beckman June 27, 2010 um 11:41 pm

I love Nutella. And I love doughnuts!

Sarah June 28, 2010 um 12:00 am

Mmmm…donuts…they sound so delicious! Unfortunately, I have not yet tried nutella. My "sense of adventure" is clearly lacking. πŸ™‚ I guess I will have to try the recipe soon!

Amy June 28, 2010 um 12:45 am

I cant wait to try these

Suze June 28, 2010 um 12:49 am

Nutella doughnuts?! YUMM!!!
I hope I win, so i can make some!

Anonymous June 28, 2010 um 12:54 am

the doughnuts look amazing and your photos are so beautiful! I'm one of those people who's afraid of deep-frying, but now I may have to try it…

Anonymous June 28, 2010 um 1:21 am

Doughnuts paired with Nutella? What a match made in heaven!

Patricia from VA

Camila June 28, 2010 um 1:31 am

I love Nutella

Kate June 28, 2010 um 1:36 am

I LOVE Nutella and these doughnuts look like they are deadly good! I will definitely be trying out this recipe!

Kirsa June 28, 2010 um 1:48 am

wow, these look fabulous ! and the book… you can never have too much cookbooks

Paula June 28, 2010 um 2:52 am

You make them sound worth the calories!

Engineer Baker June 28, 2010 um 3:46 am

I'm so jealous of all the traveling and visiting you're getting to do! I so wish I could be in Boulder with you and Jen and Anita and everyone else :/ HAVE FUN though! And I think I'll have to add doughnuts to the "to-make" list when I get a kitchen again πŸ™‚

Esme June 28, 2010 um 3:46 am

What beautiful photos-I am not a donut fan-but you make them look good.

Anonymous June 28, 2010 um 3:49 am

These doughnuts sound AMAZING!!!

(Alissa Probst) [email protected]

kristina June 28, 2010 um 3:55 am

I remember Nutella crΓͺpes on a long ago trip to Paris—donuts would be sweet to make!

Shannon Fricke June 28, 2010 um 4:08 am

Absolutely gorgeous blog!

Wendy June 28, 2010 um 5:53 am

Mmmm! Doughnuts + nutella = heavenly! Thanks πŸ™‚

Annie June 28, 2010 um 6:04 am


Anonymous June 28, 2010 um 9:58 am

Great receipe! I will try… although I have to cook with may spanish-english dictionary! I'm from Barcelona, Spain.

I love your receipes and while I try to prepare some of them, I practise my english!

Could you please write on the wheigt etc… in grams, too? Here in my country we don't use "cups" and it's a little bit difficult to measure.

Thank you very much!!

Unknown June 28, 2010 um 10:34 am

These look absolutely fantastic!! Nutella is my holy grail. I'm off to make these!

Juliana June 28, 2010 um 10:40 am

Yum! Thanks for posting.

From Me To You June 28, 2010 um 12:36 pm

I love this series of photographs! The apples, the whisk, the the contrasts. You are my absolute favorite! I shared your blog with a food stylist friend who agreed that you are truly amazing!

Kim June 28, 2010 um 7:07 pm

Yummy! Those donuts look delicious!

Becky at VintageMixer June 28, 2010 um 9:52 pm

It was a perfect evening! Great food, good company, beautiful weather, and a lovely special guest πŸ™‚ It was a pleasure meeting you.

On another note, the Nutella Doughnuts look amazing. I've never tried making doughnuts at home so maybe they will be my first endeavor.

Sweet Pea Chef June 28, 2010 um 10:24 pm

Just. Beautiful. Pictures. I love your blog.

Chiara June 29, 2010 um 12:40 am

My boyfriend and I just moved in together. I would love to win a cookbook he and I could use in the kitchen! πŸ™‚

adelle June 29, 2010 um 3:27 pm

nutella's my all time favorite!!!

Kristina June 30, 2010 um 4:55 am

The napkins that appear in a couple of the photos— where are those from?! so cute!

Deeba PAB July 1, 2010 um 4:04 am

Gorgeous get together and beautiful pictures!

Ali July 2, 2010 um 5:17 am

Ooo Nutella, yum yum!

macky July 12, 2010 um 2:20 pm

This seems really really tempting. I have been coming back to this same post for days now…and now I've decided to make them but I can't find any ricotta. What can I substitute for them that would make it just us scrumptious?

The Urban Baker July 18, 2010 um 9:08 pm

Hi Helene! I made these today for breakfast and they were a huge hit. I will be posting soon and will let you know! xx

Lindsay July 20, 2010 um 8:29 pm

Oh my! Nutella donuts AND i can make them gluten free?!? So excited to try these! Also, these photos are fantastic! πŸ˜€

Audrey July 21, 2010 um 6:54 pm

Found this on Etsy and I'm glad I did! Nutella is already on my shopping list so I can't wait to make these babies! Love the photography! I'll be back!

Louise August 11, 2010 um 11:30 am

I made these tonight for my GF sister's birthday. Subbed sour cream for ricotta and spelt for sorghum due to existing pantry ingredients. The batter was probably a little thinner than it should have been as a result so in turn my doughnuts didn't cook up as round as yours but rolled in cinnamon sugar (too short on time tonight for the nutella step)they were an absolute hit with the birthday girl and everyone at the table. She could hardly believe she got to eat doughnuts! Thank you.

Anonymous November 13, 2010 um 5:53 am

Please let me know what kind of GF all purpose flour you have used for this recipe.


Helene November 13, 2010 um 5:59 am

Luci: it's in the recipe portion of the post or I'm not understanding what you mean.

susan February 4, 2011 um 12:16 am

Nutella? Fried doughnuts? Yum-O!!!

Carmen T June 25, 2011 um 11:29 pm

I was just wondering what to do with 2 Costco sized jars of Nutella – nutella doughnuts – done!

AllieT August 27, 2011 um 11:00 am

I'd love to try this recipe, but have a little trouble with american quantities in baking. I can convert ounces to grams okay. However, when you say 8 ounces of ricotta, do you mean 8 ounces by weight (in which case I convert to grams)? Or by volume – so 8 fluid ounces (in which case I convert to millilitres)?

Helene August 27, 2011 um 9:43 pm

Allie T: it's 8oz in weight.

Adrienne February 24, 2012 um 7:15 pm

Anything with Nutella! I am heading to Italy in 2 weeks to Alba where the Ferrero company resides…makers of Nutella. I have been looking for some interesting recipes incorporating that delicious spread!

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