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Hazelnut paste

Difficulté : Easy
Catégorie : Sweet
Cout : Affordable
Hazelnut paste is a specialty of Piedmont in Italy. It is not consumed as is, but like the praline, is the basis of many recipes. It only takes a few minutes to make this delicious sweet dough, which will be used for pralines, gianduja, hazelnut creams, cakes, cookies. You can also put a spoonful in a coffee to sweeten it, the coffee will have a tasty flavor of roasted hazelnuts!

Recipe for 400 grams of hazelnut paste.
-200g of roasted and peeled hazelnuts (not salted!!)
-200g of powdered sugar
If you don’t have roasted and peeled hazelnuts in the shop next door, you can buy hazelnuts and put them in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes . Then put them in a clean cloth and rub them well against each other. They will then peel themselves. If they are not all of them, nothing to be alarmed about! If you crush them, you will only see fire.
Weigh the hazelnuts and powdered sugar.
Put everything in a blender and run for 5 to 10 minutes until you have a very soft paste. I put all the pictures of the steps the hazelnuts go through. It all depends on the power of the blender of each, it will take more or less time!
Put the hazelnut paste in a jar with a lid and keep in a cool place. It keeps for quite a long time, as long as the hazelnut package says!
You can also make a hazelnut paste without sugar by putting only the roasted and peeled hazelnuts in the blender! The result will be more oily, but can be used for other recipes!

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