Tagliatelle with hazelnut pesto

Tagliatelle with hazelnut pesto

This pasta takes about 15 minutes to make and is a very good alternative for the normal pesto (with pine nuts). The best thing of this dish is that it requires the ingredients to be fresh, then the resembling time only takes you a couple of minutes to have a good meal.

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Ingredients (for 2):

– 250g fresh tagliatelle

– 7 to 10 basil sprigs, chopped

– 200g hazelnut

– 120 ml cream (the normal ‘slagroom’ in Dutch supermarket)

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Hazelnut ice cream

hazelnut icecream(You can always make ice cream without an ice cream maker. See here.)

One day, I happened to find a very good Italian and Mediterranean shop but hazelnut was running out. I had to come back to the shop and then I bought hazelnut on the second time. (In the supermarket in the Netherlands, I only see hazelnut sold in the candies, cakes section and the skin was already removed.)

Last week I went to a babyshower, a friend of mine who lives in Amstelveen (25 minutes by tram from the center of Amsterdam). They had chestnuts and hazelnuts in the house, collecting them from the small ‘forest’ in the back of their building. I thought it was so sweet. They cracked hazelnut for me since I wanted to try the ‘natural’ one. The hazelnuts were small. Some didn’t even know it was really hazelnut. I could, since I made the ice cream a few days earlier. I thought I had to write this recipe for her, but wish she could collect enough hazelnuts in the forest. :-)

To be honest, I don’t think I like eating hazelnut itself alone. But the flavor just goes so well with the ice cream, and chocolate! I even thought of changing the name of the blog to something that has hazelnut in it. I think my next try of making ice cream would be something like Nutella ice cream. (You know, the Italians are proud of their Nutella product, and it’s just so good, thanks to chocolate and hazelnut).

Tiếng Việt phía dưới. (Trong bài làm kem trà xanh mình có hướng dẫn cụ thể từng nguyên liệu, dụng cụ và cách làm cho những ai không có máy làm kem).

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