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Recipe

Hazelnut praline

Crunchy and moreish hazelnut praline recipe by Woman's Day can be crushed up into smaller pieces using a food processor and used to decorate cakes or sprinkled over ice cream

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Hazelnut praline
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Method

Hazelnut praline
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Spread nuts on tray. Bake 5-6 minutes, until golden brown and fragrant.
  • 3
    Transfer hot nuts to a clean tea towel. Rub vigorously to remove skins. Discard skins and roughly chop nuts. Arrange nuts evenly over same tray.
  • 4
    In a medium, heavy-based saucepan, combine sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to boil. Boil 8-10 minutes, without stirring, until just beginning to turn a golden caramel colour around edge. Remove from heat and swirl toffee in pan to spread colour.
  • 5
    Pour toffee over nuts to cover. Allow to cool completely. Break into pieces.

Notes

Praline can be crushed up into smaller pieces using a food processor and used to decorate cakes or sprinkled over ice-cream.

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