By Chef Kate on June 06, 2007
Photo by KLHquilts
Photo by KLHquilts
"A lovely traditional Turkish sweet. If you start with hazelnuts that have been skinned, there's very little effort involved. The one hour prep time includes about forty minutes where all you do is stir the nuts at ten minute intervals."
Serving Size: 1 (76 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"Mmmmm, I enjoy hazelnuts but never thought of treating them like this. They are a pain to skin so I didn't bother and the finished product didn't suffer at all. Seriously, who doesn't like crunchy coated nuts! :D"
"Unusual but very good. Made it with half hazelnuts, half almonds (and didn't skin either one). We actually preferred the almonds, but only slightly. I also forgot to stir it as per the last step. That turned out fine, it just formed a flat cookie that I broke apart afterward like toffee. It was a great flavor combination of sweet, buttery, salty and nutty."
"Oh wow. These are superb. It is very cool to have found--in April--perfect holiday gifts. I am SO GLAD I tried them. Utterly delicious!"
"A bit of work, I thought, but well worth the raves from guests! I really loved these little tasties, but was happy enough when my friends devoured most of them ~ I think that if I make them another time it'll be as gifts or 'favors' at each place setting! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders]"
"these are the BEST!! living in Oregon where hazelnut farming abounds,well, we had to try this one. and you cannot stop eating these nuts, once you get started. i have doubled the recipe with no problems. would make a nice gift at the holidays as well. yum-o!"
"Next time there should be a legitimate reason for preparing this recipe: Christmas party, for example. I've eaten too many of these. An unusual way to candy nuts, but turned out to be a winner. Don't let the cottage cheese-like look of the mixture scare you. It did me. Oh, and Chef Kate, I didn't skin the hazelnuts even though you specifically said I should. cg ;)"
"Lovely! Not something I'll make very often (hard to lose weight if these are in the house!) but they made a delightful treat. I cut the recipe in half before making it, but I doubt that affected the outcome. Thanks for posting!"