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Hazelnut Paste

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound roasted Oregon hazelnuts (3 1/2 cups)

6 tablespoons egg whites (about 3 large)

2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur

Method

Coarsely chop the hazelnuts. In a food processor or blender, finely grind about 1/3 of the nuts at a time, until mealy. Add egg whites, confectioners' sugar and liqueur. Blend until paste forms. Wrap and store in a covered container, up to 2 weeks.

Yield: 2 to 3 cups

Source: Oregon Hazelnut Industry and The Hazelnut Marketing Institute