Butternut Squash Cannelloni

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped fine ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups butternut squash, prebaked to soften ½ cup parmesan cheese (more for topping) 12 premade pasta sheets INGREDIENTS […]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw hazelnuts 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick 1 package puff pastry, thawed 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped ½ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light brown […]

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Chocolate Nutty Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels INGREDIENTS 1 New York style pretzel dough recipe Coarse sugar 12 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nuts and/or seeds (hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds or any combination of) Maldon Salt DIRECTIONS Follow the recipe for the pretzels with one exception, before baking sprinkle with coarse […]

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Hazelnut Sponge Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 12 eggs, separated 8 ounces light brown sugar 14 ounces hazelnut flour 4 ounces all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 4 ounces granulated sugar Basic Buttercream, for frosting Chocolate block, for decorating Chopped hazelnuts, for decorating DIRECTIONS Preheat to 350°F. Butter 2 half-sheet pans and line them with parchment. In a metal […]

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Penne Pasta with Hazelnuts and Dried Cherries in a Brandy Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 box (or 1-pound) Penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 shallots, chopped fine ½ cup dried cherries ½ cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped ¼ cup Brandy 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup whipping cream Salt and freshly ground pepper ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves PREPARATION In a large saute pan, melt butter […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramelized Pears and Hazelnuts

Serves 4

Serve pear mixture warm over a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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