Hazelnut Paste is a semi-finished product that is derived from milling and subsequently refining hazelnuts. It is a method that allows us to preserve all of the hazelnut's aromas by encouraging the paste's preservation without using any preservatives, in order to obtain a fluid product which can be used in the confectionery industry, ice cream parlours, bakeries, artisan workshops, biscuit factories etc ...
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.