At the beginning of the autumn, on a beautiful sunshiny day, we went for a long walk in the woods. Beautiful ancient woods at the top of a valley. The autumn colours were just beginning to turn. It was just lovely.
Where we stopped for our picnic there was a hazelnut grove. We collected as many nuts as we could.
From the hedgerows we also collected blackberries and rosehips, but that’s for another blog.
The hazelnuts were a pale shade of beige, so we left them in a bowl for a few weeks to dry out.
Then the chief nutcracker set about cracking them. It took him a while.
I then got to do the fun bit: make the hazelnut butter. Continue reading “Like everything, hazelnut butter is for sharing….”