Serious Eats: Recipes
Coffee Coffee Cake
A coffee flavored cake is layered with a crunchy, nutty streusel of toasted hazelnuts and intensely earthy cocoa nibs.
- The most efficient way to remove hazelnuts' unpleasantly bitter skins is to blanch them. Bring 4 cups water and 1/4 cup baking soda to boil in a large pot. Add the hazelnuts and boil 5 minutes. Drain the hazelnuts in a colander and rinse them under cold running water, rubbing them against each other until most of the skins have come off. Transfer the hazelnuts to a clean kitchen towel (one you're not attached to as it will stain) and rub any remaining skins off. Place the skinned hazelnuts in a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 350°Foven until golden brown and fragrant, about 15 minutes..