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How To Make Hazelnut Praline

Learn how to make a delicious praline from fresh hazelnuts with this simple recipe.

Homemade praline is a versatile sweet treat that can dress up almost any dessert.

It's easy to make at home and you can store it in an airtight container for a couple of weeks - if you can stop yourself from eating it all in one go!

Try this basic recipe:

Hazelnut Praline

What you will need:

• 100g raw hazelnuts
• 150g sugar
• Baking tray
• Tea towel
• Non stick frying pan
• Baking paper
• Food processor
• Air-tight container

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. To remove hazelnut skins, place on a baking tray and roast for 5 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. When cool, place the hazelnuts onto a flat tea towel. Draw up the edges of the tea towel to enclose the hazelnuts, and rub the towel in a circular motion to remove the skins. Transfer the skinless nuts to a lined baking tray.
  5. Place the sugar in a large, non stick frying pan. On a medium heat, let the sugar caramelize until golden brown, gently swirling the pan to ensure that the toffee cooks evenly.  As soon as it reaches a toffee colour, remove from heat and carefully pour over the hazelnuts.  Allow to cool and set at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  6. For praline, transfer the toffee hazelnuts to a food processor and blitz until you have coarse breadcrumbs.
  7. Keep in an air-tight container until use.

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