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Substitute for Hazelnuts?

post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone!

I have a couple of recipes for hazelnuts (in desserts) and I am looking for a good substitution. Hazelnuts are very hard to find in my little town. I've thought of almonds, pecans, macadamia...what would you all suggest? One recipe calls for the nuts chopped in a torte, the other calls for a praline to be made with the nuts, then ground up into a "flour" and added to the recipe. Thanks!!
post #2 of 8
Almonds would be my first guess, but I've never tried the substitution myself.
post #3 of 8
As hazlenuts are not too expensive, I would go for a generic chopped nut mix.
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post #4 of 8
Do you have filbert nuts in the USA?
post #5 of 8
What about Brazil nuts?

"Do you have filbert nuts in the USA?"
I believe they are the same thing.
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post #6 of 8
Similar to hazlenuts, and sold as separate varieties in the UK

The Nut Factory : Kitchen : Interesting Facts : Filberts
post #7 of 8
First sentence on the website link that you posted. Basically just grown in different locations. Thanks for the link, very informative, posted it to my bookmarks.:chef:
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post #8 of 8
In the UK they are sold as different things - I think the hazlenuts have been kiln dried and the filberts have 'soft' (relatively speaking!) shells. A bit like cob nuts being sold with their 'mantles'.
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