I ended up using some chopped hazelnuts to top the cake.
I baked the whole hazelnuts, first for 10, then 15, then 20, then 25 min....and the darn skins would not come off. Well, they did, but only in parts. Maybe, i should have done it at a higher temp? Anyway, I'll try it again next time, but for now, I just used the chopped ones.......it looks pretty and it save quite a bit of time too!
Thanks again for the help!
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