Hazelnut in cooking
Hazelnut - delicious, nutritious and very useful nut. By the amount of protein and amino acids it can be compared with meat, and due to the high content of vitamin E, this nut is recommended to include in the diet of children and pregnant women. Fatty acids, which are part of hazelnut, contribute to the growth and development of the child's body, strengthen memory and immunity. Because of the reduced carbohydrate content, this product is considered dietary, so you can prepare mouth-watering dishes with hazelnuts without worrying about the health of family members. The daily dose of nuts for an adult is 1-2 st. l. For children - no more than 1 tbsp. l. Hazelnut - an ideal product for health and longevity.
Hazelnut in cooking: classic recipes
Hazelnut is used in the preparation of various dishes, thanks to its sweet and delicate shade, traditional fruit and vegetable salads, vegetable dishes and sauces become more vivid and unusual. Even the porridge, which many children eat in the morning with great reluctance, with roasted nuts turn into a real treat. Try to add hazelnut in the usual dishes and feel how they will play with new flavors.
Ground hazelnut is used as a spicy seasoning, which can be sprinkled with meat, fish, mushrooms, vegetables, cereals and legumes. Nuts emphasize the taste of cheese, combined with fruits, dried fruits, berries, cottage cheese and sour milk drinks. Especially tasty young milk nuts, which did not have time to grow brown skin, - they differ creamy taste and pleasantly crunch. From hazelnut do crumbly sweet halva, nougat, rahat-lukum, kozinaki, churchchel, muesli, meringue, muffins and waffles. Hazelnut is added to chocolate, sweets, ice cream, mousses, biscuits, puddings, casseroles and bread. From hazelnuts make flour, which is used to make confectionery, and oil from hazelnuts enriches dishes with useful substances and gives them a pleasant taste. Hazelnut paste can be a useful dessert and an original idea for sandwiches that children like.
Nut exotic: we cook with imagination
Hazelnut is very tasty in salt and candied form, as well as in dairy, chocolate and fruit desserts. This nut is flavored with creams, sweets, kissels, liqueurs, jam made from it, canned in honey, omelettes and breaded for meat and fish mixed with herbs and spices. In the East hazelnut is added to pilaf and soups, baked with meat and fruits, in European countries hazelnuts and apples are stuffed with a Christmas goose, make burgers with nuts, add them to a potato casserole and sprinkle pasta.
Walnut stuffing for pies will be a discovery for you, and nut milk is especially useful for weakened patients and children, because all the necessary nutrients are concentrated in it. Lovers of exotics can cook an unusual Indian dessert halula with nuts, and fans of traditional Russian cuisine will appreciate the famous Guryev porridge and nut woman. In Germany, with hazelnuts, the famous Nuremberg gingerbread cookies are prepared, in Italy this nut is added to the delicate Christmas cookies of biscotti, and in the Karaite cuisine there is a festive dish of shavings - a snow-white halva with hazelnuts, which is prepared from whipped proteins and powdered sugar. In Belgium, popular crispy spicy cookies speculatius with cinnamon, in Spain hazelnut is added to gazpacho, in Morocco from nuts make amazing pastries in the form of balls with a cracked crust, and in France - tender milk jelly blancmange. It is difficult to imagine without an hazelnut Italian panna-cotta, oriental sweets - grilling, baklava and sherbet, French cookies tuil and paté (pate) from rabbit meat with cognac.
A lot of delicious dishes can be cooked with hazelnuts, and if for breakfast your family will eat nuts omelets and raspberry-chocolate brownies with hazelnuts for dessert, everyone will forget about the bad mood. Give each other pleasant moments, because of them our life consists!