This recipe is sponsored by Turkish Hazelnuts Promotion Group, but as always all opinions are my own. Check out their Facebook page to enter their Sweepstakes and see how you can win $500 (that’s a lot of donuts!)
When it comes to cooking around the holidays, my mentality is go big or go home.
Traditionally I tend to shy away from sweets, but sometimes you just have to go for it, amiright? Imagine with me, if you will.
Waking up Christmas morning to the smell of freshly baked donuts cooling from the oven. The lightest whipped cream you’ve ever had, made fluffy and rich with Hazelnut filling. Then the whole thing drizzled with dark chocolate and topped with toasted hazelnuts for a pleasant crunch. They add the sweet, buttery flavor to best-selling spreads, chocolate bars and confections.
Do I have your attention yet?
It may sound over-the-top sweet but the bittersweet chocolate and the nuts, the whipped cream, everything just comes together for a beautiful melt-in-your-mouth dish that you can enjoy on Christmas morning, dessert, or really.. whenever you’re feeling just a little bit decadent.
And of course, you don’t have to layer it all crazy like I did. I did that mostly for the dramatic appeal of a cake donut. You can simply do a one donut + filling + chocolate and call it a day. You can even make a tray of mini donuts set up like this and let everyone have their own!
If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, you may think that the donuts are the star of the show here, but let me tell ya something: It’s the whipped cream. If you’re short on time you can use store-bought donuts instead of making them yourself, but I insist that you make the filling yourself!
Skip the powdered sugar and stir your unsweetened whipped cream right into your favorite Hazelnut Spread and revel in the glory of this amazing combination. It’s sweet, yes, but it’s light and balanced and I guarantee you won’t be able to keep your fingers out of it.
I think the word heavenly describes this cream perfectly.
If you’re nuts about hazelnuts like we are, then you’ll be excited to hear that the Turkish Hazelnuts Promotion Group is sponsoring a Falling for Hazelnuts Sweepstakes with a grand prize of $500! Entering is super easy, you can visit their Facebook page to get all of the details on that here.