I've had this in my files for years but I've never made it. I thought
posting might inspire me. I foresee the biggest problem will be allowing it to age
properly before "sampling" it.
A version of "FRANGELICO" From Italy - great Hazelnut tasting liqueur.
- 4 1/2 cups shelled hazelnuts
- 2 teaspoons dried and chopped angelica root
- 1/2 split vanilla bean
- 1 fifth vodka
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon glycerin*
* Glycerin is a thickening agent and does nothing for the taste of the liqueur
or cordial. It does however make a more rich and aesthetically pleasing drink.
- Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Place hazelnuts on cookie sheet and roast in oven. When toasted, chop coarsely.
Add nuts and all ingredients except water, sugar and glycerin to aging container
and age for a month.
- At this point, boil the water and sugar together to make a syrup.
- Strain the nut mixture and add the cooled syrup to it.
- Add the glycerin and age for another 2 or so months.
Posted by liz at Recipe Goldmine - April 29, 2001.