All tagged ground nuts

Boozy Balls

Boozy Balls

These boozy balls are ones you'll actually want to eat.

Often rum balls are made with leftovers—stale cake and cookies—but these are purpose built, using ground nuts as the base. And why ever limit yourself to just rum?

You can make them gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, even booze-free—the variety is endless.

Wickelkuchen

Wickelkuchen

With a newborn at home, I've got 'wickel'-ing on the mind. So, when I saw this recipe in Tip Topf I thought it was a sign for me to make this Wickelkuchen.

Buttery Leek and Hazelnut Risotto

Buttery Leek and Hazelnut Risotto

Flipping through an old Betty Bossi cookbook, I stumbled upon a recipe for a leek and hazelnut tart. I wasn't in the mood to make pastry, but I was intrigued by the combination of leeks and hazelnuts. I decided to give them a whirl as a risotto instead, and the results were delicious. 

Brunsli Bears

Brunsli Bears

There is no one standard Brunsli recipe. Historically, the most luxurious and expensive part of the cookie was the ground nuts. It was only during lean times that the nuts were replaced with flour. There is debate over which nuts to use, whether almonds, hazelnuts, or even walnuts. Some recipes call for grated or melted chocolate, while others depend on cocoa (and some use both). Finally, some recipes suggest the cookies are baked low in the oven and some forego baking completely and just leave them out to dry. 

Gluten Free Rüeblitorte

Gluten Free Rüeblitorte

Another great part of Swiss baking (aside from the abundance of kirsch) is that many of the recipes are by their very nature gluten free, as they rely on a base of ground nuts, rather than flour. Many are centuries old and have been tried and tested so often that they rarely go wrong. This Rüeblitorte, or carrot cake, is one such example. 

Rüeblitorte

Rüeblitorte

A Swiss classic, I remember my mum's Rüeblitorte (carrot cake) fondly. She never iced it, so I always felt like I could eat it for breakfast. I asked her to send me her recipe, and she ended up sending both hers and my grandmother's. Rather than decide between the two, I diplomatically amalgamated them and came up with the following.