- 1 cup blanched hazelnuts (from fine foods stores)
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 Pinch of salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Add hazelnuts and maple syrup to a saucepan.
- Over high heat, cook 3 to 5 minutes or until nuts are golden brown and fragrant.
- Add cocoa and salt, mix well and remove from heat. Spread on parchment paper and let cool.
- Break praline into pieces, put into a food processor and add butter. Pulse until uniform but still granular texture.
- Pour into a pastry bag with a #5 plain tip and fill cake.
Makes: enough for 1 cake (25 cm /10 in).
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