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Espresso Martini affogato with candied hazelnuts

This is probably one of the quickest desserts to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. If you're in a rush, drop the candied hazelnuts and add grated coffee beans on top instead.

By Max Adey
  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
Espresso Martini affogato with candied hazelnuts

This is probably one of the quickest desserts to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. If you're in a rush, drop the candied hazelnuts and add grated coffee beans on top instead.

Ingredients

  • 75 gm hazelnuts
  • 40 gm caster sugar
  • 60 ml vodka (¼ cup)
  • 60 ml coffee liqueur (¼ cup)
  • 60 ml espresso coffee (¼ cup)
  • Hazelnut gelato, to serve

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Spread hazelnuts on an oven tray and roast until fragrant (5-6 minutes), then tip into a tea towel and rub the skins off.
  • 2
    Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add hazelnuts, then gradually scatter sugar over, mixing continuously, until sugar caramelises and coats the nuts (2-3 minutes). Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper to cool, then coarsely chop.
  • 3
    Shake vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice to chill.
  • 4
    Place scoops of gelato in chilled glasses, pour espresso mixture on top, scatter with candied hazelnuts and serve.
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  • Author: Max Adey