Chocolate hazelnut cake
Torta di Gianduja
In Piedmont Gianduja refers to any combination of chocolate, sugar and hazelnuts. Ingredients that can be used for this classic chocolate hazelnut cake.
On my recent trip to Piedmont we had a ‘merenda sinoira’ at Castello di Razzano. A wine estate in Monferrato where the traditional appetizers, cheese and cold cuts were naturally rounded off by a cake heavily based on chocolate and the local hazelnuts. The hostess didn’t use a recipe for the cake but baked it from memory, so I’ve had to do my own experiments, and actually, the result is even better than the real thing.