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                              Hazelnut Liqueur
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  pound         Hazelnuts -- finely chopped
    1 1/2  cups          Vodka
      1/3  cup           Sugar
    3      tablespoons   Water
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla extract
 
 In a glass bottle or jar, steep the chopped hazelnuts in the vodka for about 2
weeks in a cool, dark place, gently shaking the bottle every day.
 Gently pour the contents through a strainer or sieve, pressing hard on the nuts
to release all the flavor.
 Follow this by 2 strainings through slightly dampened cheesecloth or large coffee
filter; loosely cover the contents with plastic wrap, since the process may take
several hours.
 In a very small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil over
moderate-high heat.
 Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in the
vanilla.
   Funnel into a glass bottle, the funnel in the sugar syrup. Cover tightly; shake
 to blend. Let mature at room temperature, or slightly cooler, for at leat 3
 weeks.
   Homemade version of Frangelico.  “Glorious Liqueurs” Mary Morris.
 
 
 
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