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Jun 23, 2009 09:29 AM

What to do with roasted hazelnuts?

Hey everybody,

I scored a big bag of delicious roasted hazelnuts from Bob's Red Mill, but after snacking through about 1/4 of them I realize I'll never get through them all while they're still fresh. What's your favorite recipe that showcases hazelnuts and will work when they've already been roasted?

Thanks in advance :)

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    1. This Roasted Cherry and Hazelnut Salad from the Zuni cookbook:

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        1. re: pemma

          This. But specifically tossed with dandelion greens or arugula (more bitter greens) goat cheese, and a warm balsamic vinaigrette

      1. Pesto is great!
        In a simple sugar cookie dough or shortbread dough for a sweet dish
        Fine chopped hazelnuts and butter over fresh cod, halibut or salmon ... or use in a bread
        crumb crust over baked fish amazing.
        Scallops seared in butter with a hazelnut crust and then a spicy fruit wine sauce
        Salads which someone mentioned which are great
        Deserts, fresh strawberries, mascarpone, honey with hazelnuts
        Crescent rolls topped with honey cream cheese, hazelnuts and then rolled and baked
        until golden brown drizzled with honey. A simple easy breakfast roll. Use puff pastry
        if you have more time.
        I love to use them

        1. Not really recipes per se, but I'd probably love some with chocolate ice cream or gelato, a la Nutella; also would be good finely chopped and add to th crust for any fruit crisp, pie, crumble, etc.

          1. Sunday Suppers at Lucques has a wonderful hazelnut cake - more like a European cake - one layer. I've made it several times and just love it. If that sounds interesting, I'll see if I can find a link for you. (And, it does call for roasted hazelnuts.)


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            1. re: MMRuth

              If you're referring to Chef Goins' hazelnut brown butter cake, I second your recommendation. In fact, DH says it is and was the best dessert I've made! Plus, it uses a lot of nuts.