Hazelnut torte

A classic Italian dessert coated in grated chocolate

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Hazelnut torte

Hazelnut torte

Serves Serves 10
Time Cooks In1 hour
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 337 17%
  • Fat 23.2g 33%
  • Saturates 9.5g 48%
  • Sugars 21.9g 24%
  • Protein 6.9g 14%
  • Carbs 24.3g 9%
Of an adult's reference intake
recipe adapted from

Jamie's Kitchen

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  • 115 g butter , softened to room temperature, plus extra for tin
  • 125 g hazelnuts
  • 125 g sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs , separated
  • 1 orange , zest of
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 125 g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 heaped tablespoons jam , preferably apricot
  • 50 g good-quality cooking chocolate (70% cocoa solids) , finely grated
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recipe adapted from

Jamie's Kitchen

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  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Butter a 28cm/11 inch loose-bottomed flan tin or cheesecake mould, line it with greaseproof paper and place it in the fridge. Put the hazelnuts on to a baking tray and roast in the oven for about 5 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool, then whiz up in a food processor until you have a fine powder — be careful not to over-whiz. You can bash the nuts up in a tea towel using a rolling pin if you don’t have a food processor.

    Beat the butter and sugar together either in the food processor, or in a bowl with a whisk, until pale. Add the egg yolks one by one, and the orange zest. Sieve in the flour, crumble in the ricotta and stir in the powdered hazelnuts and the poppy seeds. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are really stiff, then fold them slowly into the hazelnut mixture. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for around 25-30 minutes until there is a little colour on the top of the torte. You can check to see that it’s ready by sticking a cocktail stick into the centre of the torte. It should come out clean and not sticky.
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. While it’s cooling, place the jam in a little pan with 4 tablespoons of water and bring this slowly up to the boil. Brush this over the top of the torte and, when cool, sprinkle with the grated chocolate. Serve with some crème fraîche or fromage frais.
recipe adapted from

Jamie's Kitchen