Choose 5 or 30 lbs.
Hazelnuts (aka filberts, cobnuts) have long been highly prized in Europe. High in flavorful oils, they have a robust, rich flavor that pairs particularly well with chocolate.
Store whole hazelnuts in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
RECIPES & TIPS
Besides being eaten out of hand as a delicious snack, hazelnuts can be used whole, chopped, or ground in a wide variety of recipes.
Perhaps the most classic hazelnut dessert combination is pairing them with white, milk or dark chocolate. Other ingredients that work well with hazelnuts in sweet dishes include cherries, raspberries, brown butter, coffee, honey, figs, lemon, orange, meringue, sweet cheeses (ricotta or mascarpone), and heavy cream.
Try tossing cooked asparagus, green beans or carrots with sliced or chopped toasted hazelnuts for a tasty vegetable side dish. They also make a great addition to salads and some pasta dishes.
To awaken their full flavor, briefly toast hazelnuts in a 350˚F oven until hot & aromatic (7-10 minutes). Nuts scorch easily, so be sure to check on them frequently and shake the pan periodically to redistribute them and promote even toasting.