Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Farm Cafe" Rosemary Roasted Hazelnuts

nibble.Recently I was talking about how much I wanted to recreate the roasted hazelnuts from The Farm Cafe at home and I have! And I didn't have to do any of the work, either!

Julie Hasson pointed me in the direction of the recipe, that was featured in Bon Appetit Magazine. Because it's so easy, and makes sense with this post, I have reposted it below.

Please note that I made a half batch, and husked most of the hazelnuts ahead of time. I used fresh rosemary and a rich organic dark brown sugar I buy in bulk from People’s Coop.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Hazelnuts (The Farm Cafe/Epicurious.com)

Servings: Makes 4 cups.

Vegetable oil (I used canola)
4 cups hazelnuts, toasted, husked
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh rosemary (I used organic, local)
1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt (I used sea salt)
5 dashes of hot pepper sauce*

Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush 13x9x2-inch baking pan and large rimmed baking sheet generously with oil (I used my oil mister). Mix hazelnuts, brown sugar, rosemary, salt, and hot pepper sauce in large bowl to blend. Transfer to prepared baking pan. Bake until sugar melts and coats nuts, stirring every 5 minutes, about 20 minutes. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Break hazelnuts apart and store in airtight container at room temperature. (Can be made 5 days ahead.)

Test-kitchen tip: It's important to keep the hazelnuts hot during the entire baking time so the glaze doesn't clump. To prevent the hazelnuts from cooling off, don't remove them from the oven when stirring — just pull the oven rack out slightly.


*I used Frank's Red Hot the first time I made this, and Chihlua the second - definitely use a spicy one and don't be afraid to use more than 5 dashes. It wasn't quite as spicy as the restaurant's version both times I made this - they use Tabasco brand sauce on theirs. The nuts may smell hot and sour before roasting, but don't let that scare ya off.

16 comments:

Billy said...

Holy god these look good! I am obsessed with rosemary. Damn. So much good stuff on the vegan blogosphere.

I've added you to my vegan blogroll.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Nibble? Haha I'd be more like *stuffs face* ;o)

Romina said...

Those look so delicious. Mmm... roasting hazelnuts just smells good in my head. (If that makes any sense, lol)

Almost Vegetarian said...

I'm starving, I'm passing out, and I'm about to lick the monitor.

Okay. Those are gorgeous. Like edible jewels.

Cheers.

trina said...

This is exactly the party nut recipe that I have been looking for. And your picture is enticing.

julie hasson said...

Jess, they look amazing! Now I just need to get some hazelnuts and organic brown sugar.

funwithyourfood said...

OH I LOVE spicy. I'm sure I'll be generous with my "dashes" :)

Teddy

VeganFabulous said...

I feel like I have been under a rock, I had no idea they had roasted hazelnuts at The Farm. I guess I need to go back!!!

Johnny Burnham said...

When are you coming to LA so we can visit all the local Vegan eateries?

I'm on weight watchers now, you'd be so proud. I've lost 14 lbs since January. soon I will be tiny and disappear into nothing or possibly become a gnome. I do need to give up beer first though I think to reach this goal of David the gnomedom. You can be my fox (I think Swift was his name?).

jfj

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh how I love hazelnuts. I didn't get these at the Farm Cafe the one time I've eaten there. And now I can have them anytime I want! Thanks for posting the recipe :-)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, these sound awesome!

vegetalion said...

I want to try these!

...of course, that would mean not eating all of the hazelnuts before I had time to prepare them...

Queen Alice said...

hey, thanks for posting this recipe! I just made these and they came out really good... although I took your suggestion and added more hot sauce. so good.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Queen Alice, I'm delighted to hear you made and enjoyed them!

jennconspiracy said...

I am so making these...

Nate said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I recently visited Portland with a friend and we fell in love with these (along with everything else I encountered in the city). We enjoyed our order so much with dinner that we got an extra to take back to our guesthouse with us. They unfortunately didn't make the trip back east to Philadelphia, but now that's no problem!

Cannot wait to try this.