Hazelnut flour is made from hazelnuts that have had their skins removed before being ground to a fine powder.
The flavour is best described as being simply buttery and nutty. It is highly aromatic and can bring a richness and light sweetness to dishes.
Hazelnut flour is a nutritional powerhouse due to the high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and fiber and moand antioxidants that it provides in addition to other valuable properties.
Hazelnut flour is versatile and has a variety of traditional applications in Northern Italian cuisine. It is used to make pasta fresca alla nocciola, pesto, and biscotti. Beyond those uses, hazelnut flour can be used in place of other nut flours and to replace all or part of the wheat flour in some recipes. Use it in cakes and cookies, pie crusts, and to dredge meat or vegetables for frying.
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