Hazelnut Shopping Tips

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Hazelnut Cooking How-Tos

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.

More On Hazelnut

Bonbon cups act as molds for individual chocolate shells that are then filled with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. Foil or paper bonbon cups (like mini muffin liners) are available at craft stores and kitchen supply stores.
Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are from Lidia's Italy by Lidia Bastianich. Lidia recommends serving this torte with chocolate ice cream and crème fraîche.