When the evenings get longer and the winds are howling outside, there is nothing I like more than to Hygge!
Hygge is a Danish word, well more than just a word really, it’s a feeling. It describes moments when you are having a real lovely time. To me Hygge would be an evening spent with family or friends, candles lit, brews at the ready and just having a lovely time, no stress, perhaps time to play a board game. Hygge to me could also be something as simple as cozying up on the sofa, snug under a blanket with J able to just forget about the everyday stress.
Having a Hygge time is Alpha omega for many Danes, I think J is becoming quite the fan too. Now a real Hygge evening requires a freshly baked treat! But with a baby time to bake can sometime be short lived, that is why I love this Caramel Hazelnut Tart it is so easy to make, and so very delicious!
Caramel Hazelnut Tart
- 180g Plain white flour
- 100g sugar
- 1/2 a tsp of baking powder
- 100g melted butter
- 175g Hazelnuts
- 1 can of sweet condensed milk (I use Nestle)
- 50g brown sugar
- 2 tbs Sirup
- 2 tbs of Whiskey (optional)
- 1 tsp of vanilla sugar (or vanilla essence)
Turn the oven to 150 degrees c. Grease the tin. Mix Flour, Sugar and baking powder, add the melted butter. Mix together, until the dough has come together, but crumbly. Press your pastry it into the tin. Now to the filling, whisk together condensed milk, brown sugar, sirup, whiskey and vanilla. Pour the mix on top of the pastry. Sprinkle the whole Hazelnuts on top. Bake in the oven for aprrox 60 min.
Serve with a nice vanilla ice cream and a fresh brew! Enjoy!