In the culinary arts, hazelnuts are used in baking and desserts, in making candy, for flavoring coffee and other beverages and also for making liqueurs. Chocolate and hazelnuts are a popular flavor combination. Hazelnuts are also used in savory dishes. For instance, hazelnuts pair well with lamb.
Like filberts, hazelnuts can be eaten raw or roasted. Hazelnuts have a hard exterior shell, and the nuts themselves have an outer skin which can have a bitter flavor. This outer skin on the hazelnut can removed by blanching the nut.
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