I have been going to a cafe that serves pastries with "hazelnut cream". The cream has a really distinctive flavor but I wasn't able to get it. I tried pastry cream with praline, with whipping cream but the flavor is not even close. I tried hazelnut butter cream, also not even close.
I talked to staff and one of them tried to talk to the chef into giving me the secret and all he was willing to say is: I don't use any artificial flavorings or extracts, I use fresh hazelnut.
Can someone please how to make a hazelnut cream using fresh hazelnut?
Thanks a lot in advance.