Chocolate hazelnut filo cigars
( SERVES 12 )
These are simply delicious! Mixing the dark chocolate with the roasted hazelnuts combined with Frangelico gives a rich and nutty flavour.
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|1 cup||Hazelnuts, toasted and chopped|
|100 g||Dark chocolate, roughly chopped|
|2 tbsp||Brown sugar|
|2 tbsp||Oranges, zest|
|1 tbsp||Frangelico liquer|
|12 pieces||Filo pastry|
|150 g||Butter, melted|
|1 to dust||Icing sugar|
- Combine the hazelnuts, chocolate, sugar, orange and frangelico in a bowl and mix well.
- Preheat oven to 180 degC. Place one sheet of filo on the bench. Brush with melted butter then cover with a second sheet.
- Spoon some of the mixture along the edge then fold over the sides and roll tightly. Brush with butter and place on a baking tray.
- Repeat the process until the mixture is finished. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool before cutting into pieces and dusting with icing sugar.
Chef's tip : When melting chocolate, roughly chop or grate it first. Chocolate needs to be melted over a gentle heat, preferably in a bowl over simmering water. If too hot the chocolate will split and burn. A microwave works well as long as you heat gently. Chocolate only needs to be warm to melt.