Though really beautiful and fairly easy, this recipe was not one of my favorites. I think the main problem for me was that I bought poor quality hazelnuts so the flavor just didn’t come through. The best parts were the look of it and eating the left over marinated grapes. I loved the taste of the grapes with the sugar and grappa.
I had made this crust before with lemon instead of orange and it’s a real keeper. It is quick and easy given the food processor method and the taste is great with either citrus. Best thing is it rolls out very nicely.
The yolks were very stiff but the ground nut mixture did fold into it. For the first thrid of the egg white fold, I used the paddle and sitrred them in with the machine–folded the remaining by hand.