This year I have many reasons to be thankful :

  • My family, the most important thing in my life
  • Our loving cat Jolly, my personal assistant while cooking and writing recipes.
  • A Blog that makes me gratified.
  • My very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen, dedicated to my beloved Nonna Fernanda
  • All the friends, followers, readers around the globe

…and many more blessings to count.

For this Thanksgioving I’ve prepared Albuquerque The Nutella Turkey, a very simple and delicious recipe that will put a smile on everyone’s face. I named it Albuquerque after the Thanksgiving song my daughter learned at school and constantly sings.

Enjoy the blessings in your life.






Photo & Video by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 mins.

Cook Time : 30 mins.


2 puff pastry sheets (one 17.3 oz. box), thawed

1/2 cup nutella

1 egg yolk, slightly beaten

colored candies, to garnish


1 baking sheet

2 sheets parchment paper

1 paring knife

1 metal tablespoon

1 pastry brush


Preheat the oven at 400 F degrees.

Place one puff pastry sheet over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

With the help of a paring knife, shape the pastry into a turkey silhouette (body and legs)

Remove the excess of puff pastry and reserve it for later.

On another sheet of parchment paper, repeat the same procedure with the second puff pastry sheet.

With the back of a metal tablespoon, spread the first puff pastry turkey with Nutella leaving out 1/2 inch from the edges and the legs.

Overlap the first puff pastry turkey with the second puff pastry turkey. Refine the shape if needed.

For shaping the turkey feathers, make incisions in a radial pattern (1 inch wide) starting from the edges to center. Leave some space in the center to position head and neck.  Twist each puff pastry feather two times.

Shape some of the reserved  pastry into a log (5 inches long) , place it in the middle of the turkey and shape into a S.

Make the eye, the wattle and the beak  with colored candies.

Brush with the egg yolk

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


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