After the hazelnuts have been sorted, shelled and roasted, the next stage involves coarsely chopping the hazelnuts to produce Roughly Chopped Hazelnuts.
They are commonly used in bakery products and in the catering industry for decorating ice cream, cakes and dishes in general.
Ingredients (4 servings):
Cream the butter with the sugar and chop the hazelnuts.
Tip the flour onto the cutting board and pour the butter and sugar mixture, egg yolks, chopped hazelnuts and grated lemon zest into the centre of the flour and mix everything.
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and add them to the mixture, continue to knead until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the dough is soft and firm.
Preheat the oven to 180C, pour the dough into the cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes.