Piedmont pyramids


Piedmont pyramids
If you are already familiar with coconut pyramids, you might like to try these hazelnut-flavoured Piedmont pyramids.

The recipe is very straightforward, but these little cakes, with their crisp outside and moist centre, are simply delicious.
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Last modified on: December 2nd 2020

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Piedmont pyramids
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put 1 egg and 90 g caster sugar into a large bowl and mix.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Piedmont pyramids
Add 200 g ground hazelnuts and mix again. This should give you a fairly thick paste.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Piedmont pyramids
Weigh out pieces of about 1 oz (30 g), roll into balls and arrange on a sheet of cooking parchment (or a silicon mat, as shown in the photo), laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 4
Piedmont pyramids
Pinch each ball between your fingers twice, at right angles, to give a pyramid shape.

Dip your fingers in cold water if the mixture begins to stick.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Piedmont pyramids
Make all the pyramids like this.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Piedmont pyramids
Bake for about 20 minutes.

Stage 7
Piedmont pyramids
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Remarks
Depending on the size of your egg, you might need to adjust the quantity of ground hazelnuts. For an elegant finishing touch, stick a whole hazelnut (without its skin) on top of each pyramid.
Keeping
A few days in an air-tight jar or tin.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,787 Kcal or 7,482 Kj36 gr124 gr127 gr
89 %14 %12 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
526 Kcal or 2,202 Kj11 gr37 gr37 gr
26 %4 %3 %6 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
179 Kcal or 749 Kj4 gr12 gr13 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 10 pieces : 2.82 €
  • Per piece : 0.28 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Ground hazelnutsGround hazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chestnut moelleux, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, Hazelnut and cherry financiers, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kouign-amann brioche, Mini palmiers, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Chocolate eclairs, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mayonnaise, Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake, Lime meringue tart, Liège waffles, Sorrel omelette, ... All
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