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Hazelnut are popular world-wide, from nutella, Frangelico, and in chocolate! You can use them in many recipes at home, too!
How to roast hazelnuts
- Preheat the oven to 275 F
- Spread whole shelled hazelnuts (just the kernels) in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10- to 20 minutes. Do not burn nor over cook them as they will easily acquire a burned flavor. as nuts can scorch quickly.
- Let cool until warm.
- Then to remove the skins, wrap warm hazelnuts in a clean towel. Allow them to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then rub them igorously in the towel
Hazelnut Spread (homemade Nutella)
- 2 cups roasted hazelnuts (250 g)
- 1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup sweetener of choice (see above for options)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice OR 2 tbsp oil
- Grind the roasted hazelnuts until they've turned to a smooth paste, like butter
- Add all the other ingredients
- Blend until it's smooth like Nutella!nUsually running the blender on and off for 2 or 3 minutes accomplishes this.
- 2 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 sticks butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon. salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon. baking powder
- 6 eggs
- 1 tblsp. vanilla
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped Oregon Hazelnuts (divided)
Yield: 24 two-inch brownies
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 X 13" baking pan.
- In a large microwavable bowl, place semisweet
chocolate chips and butter. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir mixture with wooden spoon until all of the chips and butter are melted.
- In the
bowl of a standing mixer, combine the sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir to mix thoroughly.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the
chocolate mixture, blending well with a wooden spoon.
- Pour this mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 30
seconds, just until ingredients are blended. Stir in the milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cu. hazelnuts. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with
- Bake until the brownie starts to come away from the sides of the pan, about 35 minutes. Cool before cutting to serve.
Honey Hazelnut Spread
1 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup honey (choose your favorite)
- Pre-heat oven
- Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove nuts from oven and place in a tea towel.
- Rub the
hazelnuts in the towel to remove their skins.
- Place the hazelnuts in a food processor and puree.
- When the puree is smooth and almost oily,
add the honey and pulse until thoroughly combined.