Hazelnuts with Femmes de Virunga

Serves: 4 Chocolate used:
Femmes de Virunga
Difficulty: Moderate
Preparation time: 30 minutes and up

  1. Roast the nuts at 130° C for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven until they begin to smell nutty and become slightly brown. Then remove from oven and leave to cool completely.
  2. Carefully melt the chocolate in a water bath and cool down, still leaving it liquid (< 30° Celsius). Experts can temper the chocolate.
  3. Put the nuts in a bowl and add 2-3 tbsp. of the liquid chocolate. Stir until the chocolate sticks to the nuts and solidifies. Keep adding chocolate and stirring until you have used all the chocolate. This is important to not get just one big chunk with chocolate and nuts.
  4. To decorate, put gloss, cocoa powder or icing sugar on the nuts. Panning helps to distribute the powder.

Thanks for this amazing recipe to chocolatier Karin Ebelsberger.


200g hazelnuts

300g Femmes de Virunga buttons

gloss, cocoa powder or icing sugar for the finish

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