Did you know that the creamy, chocolately, hazelnutty goodness we know as Nutella was created during the 1940’s in response to cocoa rationing during World War II? Pietro Ferrero, founder of the Ferrero company, added hazelnuts to his chocolate to extend the supply. Though it has long been imported to the United States, there’s no reason not to celebrate this delightful spread, since it really tastes great on just about everything.
Chef Chris D’Amico of Gemma at The Bowery Hotel in New York City shares his recipe for a Calzone di Nutella, in honor of National Nutella Day. It’s a flakey calzone dusted with sweet powdered sugar that is stuffed with rich Nutella and creamy ricotta. You can make it yourself with the recipe below, or stop by the restaurant and have it for dessert.