Penni asked two questions:
What sort of cake, biscuit or other would you make if you had hazelnut meal in the house?
If you had a girl baby, what would you call her?
And so I can reveal the following.
I would make Coffee Hazelnut Gateau, which sounds posher than it really is.
1/2 cup of sugar
100g hazelnut meal
6 tablespoons of plain flour (I use 3 white and 3 wholemeal)
1 tablespoon of coffee powder/granules
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Beat the sugar and eggs together, adding the eggs one at a time. Fold in the nuts, then the cinnamon, flour and coffee.
Mix and pour into a shallow cake tin and bake on moderate heat for 15 minutes (so unbelievably quick). It makes a dryish, low rise cake which you can then ice with coffee flavoured icing, dust with icing sugar, or leave plain. It's a lovely cake with a cup of tea or coffee, and my youngest absolutely adores a small square of it in his lunchbox.
I found the recipe on the back of the Lucky Ground Hazelnuts years ago, but it's not there any more.
Rosie, Alice, Hannah or Jemima. Sigh ...