Thursday, 8 March 2012

Nutty Nuggets of Deliciousness

I was watching This Morning last week and I always enjoy the cooking segment. That day Fay Ripley was making a few recipes from her new cookbook, What's for dinner? and these Nutty Nuggets were one of the recipes. I knew I had to make these asap and was happy to discover I had all the ingredients in my cupboards, yay! I can not begin to describe how absolutely divine these nuggets of deliciousness are, let's just say they are seriously addictive, they melt in your mouth and did not last long. These sweet hazelnut, almond and chocolate nuggets are a must bake!

Nutty Nuggets of Deliciousness

100g whole blanched hazelnuts
100g ground almonds
150g plain flour
60g golden caster sugar
150g butter, softened
0.3 x 400g jar of chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella)

Preheat the oven to 180oc/fan oven 160oc/gas mark 4.

Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Spread the hazelnuts out on a roasting tray and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Leave to cool slightly, then blitz the nuts in a food processor into fine crumbs.

Add the almonds, flour, sugar and butter to the processor and whizz until it all comes together.

Roll little teaspoon-sized amounts of the mixture in your hands to make balls of dough the size of large marbles. Slightly flatten, then space out on baking trays and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Cool completely on the trays then sandwich together with a blob of chocolate spread. Store in the fridge and take out shortly before serving.


Jacqueline said...

They do indeed look good. My computer screen is hampering me right now.

Chele said...

Wow. They look superb and perfect to go along a nice cuppa for a real afternoon treat. Lovely stuff ;0)

Kelly-Jane said...

I made these last weekend, we loved them too. Yours looks gorgeous!

Lisa said...

OMG, these look divine.

I'm now desperate because I have all the other ingredients (including, would you believe, ground hazelnuts) except the Nutella. Wah!!!! Now rushing to add it to the shopping list!

BTW, we had an international tea party yesterday (French guests and German guests) and the "Uncle Neddies" (can't remember their proper name but the recipe came from your blog) went down an absolute storm! Thanks!!!

Katiecakes said...

These look amazing!

Katie xoxo

Anonymous said...

They look amazing!

Maggie said...

These look fabulous - I must look out for her cookery book.

The Caked Crusader said...

What cute little biccies - I bet they are so moreish it's impossible to stop at one!

Jo said...

These look delicious. I'm pretty sure I would be eating more than one of these at a time!

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Gloria said...

MarĂ­a this look delicious!!

Paula said...

They look amazing! these are my idea of scrummy delicious comfort food!!thkx!

Nic said...

Oh... just wish I hadn't seen these now! They do look like they are oozing deliciousness for sure!

Kim said...

These look delicious and really pretty too. You can just tell they are melt in the mouth!