Heart-Shaped Doughnuts with 2-Ingredient Nutella is the recipe for today!
Perfect breakfast for Valentines Day or any other day of course ;)
Those doughnuts of course are vegan and easy to make as well as the recipe for the easiest Nutella based only on 2 ingredients!
So, enjoy the recipe along with some facts about Valentine's day ;)
The heart shape is actually from a plant
If we were anatomically correct when we drew hearts, the result would be a complex clump of valves and muscles. While the shape we’re more familiar with is a lot easier to draw, no one really knows the origin of the heart shape. One possibility is that it resembles the now-extinct plant silphium. Once found in the African city-state Cyrene, the plant was used as food coloring, a cough syrup, and most notably, a contraceptive. The shape’s association with sex eventually turned into one of love. The other suggestion is actually anatomical in nature. Some have thought the shape to be a representation of breasts, buttocks, sexual organs, or an inaccurate depiction of a real heart. Here are a few romantic movies to watch for Valentine’s Day.
Red roses mean romance in the Victorian language of flowers
Back in the Victorian era, people expressed their emotions through floriography or the language of flowers. Giving a certain kind of flower conveyed a specific message, and red roses meant romance. Today, they carry that same symbol of romance—and they’re really cheap. The United States buys huge quantities from large farms in Colombia and Ecuador, where the cost of labor is low. Then they’re transported on refrigerated planes and arrive stateside in just three or four days. The reason these summer flowers bloom in February? Growers control what temperature they’re stored at to make them open in time for Valentine’s Day. In need of more Valentine’s Day facts? Here’s what different rose colors mean.
Wearing red makes you more attractive (it’s science!)
It has long been a Valentine’s Day fact that red is the color of passion and sexuality, and science can now confirm it. A study by University of Rochester psychologists found that men viewed women wearing red or standing in front of a red background as significantly more attractive and sexually desirable than women wearing or standing in front of different colors. Women felt the same way about men wearing red. The color also symbolizes confidence, spontaneity, and determination—all important factors in a romantic pursuit. This easy trick will reveal whether someone is attracted to you or not.
Valentine’s chocolate is just good marketing
If you get a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, thank Richard Cadbury. After he and his brother took over his family’s chocolate manufacturing business, he discovered a way to extract pure cocoa butter from whole beans and added it to the company’s chocolate drink. The process produced more cocoa butter than expected, so he put it in “eating chocolate” as well. Then, in a business ploy that would change the industry, Cadbury started designing beautiful boxes for his new chocolates, including special Valentine’s Day ones with cupids and roses. It’s believed that he made the first heart-shaped candy box, even though he didn’t patent it. Did you know that there’s another kind of chocolate called ruby?
Doves mate for life (and they’re good parents!)
Doves are better known for their association with peace, but there’s no shortage of V-Day decor featuring these white birds. These birds’ association with love dates back to Greek mythology, when doves were the sacred bird of the love goddess Aphrodite, who favored them because of their monogamous habits. Like many birds, doves tend to stay with the same mate throughout the whole mating season, and the male doves support and care for the females after the baby doves are born. When you’ve had enough Valentine’s Day facts, learn about other loving animals that mate for life.
Medieval people used X to mean kissing
X as a symbol for kissing dates back to the Middle Ages. The most common theory states that many medieval folks who couldn’t read would sign documents with an X, a symbol representative of Christ because of its similarity to a cross. They would then reverently kiss the X in a show of piety. It’s not super clear where the O for “hugs” comes from; one theory is that the O was just along for the ride because it was also very easy to write. Another is that the “XOXO” symbol and the game Tic-Tac-Toe gained popularity at the same time, and thus X and O were already an established duo. Check out these other facts you didn’t know about kissing.*source
Find the recipe below!
Prep: 25 min
Cook time: 15 min
Servings: 4 portions
Calories per serving: 537 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the yeast:
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp warm plant milk (130 ml)
2 tbsp sugar (do not substitute) (25 gr)
1 pc. dry yeast (7 gr.)
For the dough:
3 tbsp vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil) (40 ml)
2 cups + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (300 gr)
1 dash of salt
oil for frying
For the homemade Nutella:
1/3 cup chocolate (melted) (65 gr)
1 1/2 cups roasted hazelnuts
Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm milk with sugar and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 5-10 mins.
Step 2: In a large bowl place flour, salt, vegetable oil and add the yeast mixture. Mix together until forming a dough. (knead for 3-5 minutes)
Step 3: Make the Nutella by first heating (or roasting if you are using raw hazelnuts) in the oven (they should be hot to release the oils inside them).
Step 4: Add hot hazelnuts into a food processor or high-speed blender and blend into a butter-like consistency, add in the melted chocolate and blend just to combine them together. Store in the fridge.
Step 5: Place oil for frying on high heat. (you can fry them in air-fryer as well)
Step 6: Grease your hands with some oil (so the dough won't stick to your fingers).
Step 7: Roll out the dough with thickness around 1-2 cm and cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter or with a knife.Place heart-shaped donuts on a baking paper and let them rest for 10-15 minutes. Prepare a dish you will use for your fried donuts and cover it with a few pieces of kitchen paper (to soak the additional oil from the donuts).
Step 8: Make sure the frying oil is hot enough by frying one donut first(perfect oil temp is between 175-180 C.). Fry on each side for around 1 minute. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Step 9: Make holes on the bottom of your doughnuts and fill them with a piping bag filled with Nutella you've just made. Sprinkle them with some powdered sugar (or sugar and cinnamon).