Loretta’s Hazelnut Torte

A rich torte of hazelnuts (filberts) combined with chocolate that uses almost no flour.  A Loretta specialty.

  • 1 cups hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cups dry crumbs
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 square shaved chocolate, unsweetened
  • 6 egg white
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks + 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Toast and grind the hazelnuts. Add crumbs, flour,  and shaved chocolate. Beat egg whites stiff with cream of tartar. Add 1/2 cups sugar slowly. Beat yolks and whole egg with the other 1/2 cup sugar. Add to nut mixture. Fold carefully into whites.

Turn into a greased torte pan and bake at 300 F until firm.

hazelnuts filberts