- 230 g sugar
- 200 whole hazelnuts
- 50 g hazelnut powder
- 125 g egg white
- 11⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
1. Roast the whole hazelnuts in the oven for 15- 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove the skins by rubbing them between hands or with a cloth. Let them cool.
2. Set the oven to a temperature of 150°C. Roughly shred the hazelnuts with 50 g of sugar to obtain a coarse powder. Add the hazelnut powder, 50 g sugar and vanilla. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, adding the rest of the sugar and then gently stir into the nut mixture.
3. Pour the dough into a thick-bottomed saucepan and heat over low heat while mixing to dry. You have to mix it carefully so that it does not stick to the bottom. After 15-20 minutes it is ready and must detach from the sides of the pan.
4. Using a spoon, form small piles of dough on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Bake for about 20 minutes, the surface should be shiny,cracked and dry but not over-coloured. Let cool and enjoy.