Yes, they taste wonderful. I eat them alone and crush them to place in salads to add flavour, on top of desserts and can be used in casserole etc.
They give variety to the menu, and are very healthy for our bodies. great as a dip on biscuits.
Oh yes. We usually have them in chocolate or desserts. I have a hazelnut mousse I make and a choc hazelnut cake, but they are lovely in most desserts. I haven't tried putting them in savoury dishes before.
Yes . . with a but. We always had big selections of mixed nuts at Christmas in England and hazelnuts were very popular . . .but . . . . they seem to be the nut that is always pretty average, tastewise, until you fine that one golden nugget. Then you wonder why they all can't taste so good. With almonds, macadamias, brazils and cashews it seems to be the reverse . . .all are yummy and then you hit that one *nasty* one.
I like hazelnuts. In fact I can't think of a nut I don't like. I especially enjoy hazelnuts in chocolate. However, I haven't used hazelnuts in anything I have baked myself. I use walnuts, pecans, almonds and peanuts in cooking.
I just have 1 diced up every day in my cereal, (along with 1 of each of the other nuts, but I've now bought a packet of hazelnut meal, so I don't have to dice them up anymore. I don't bake biscuits & cakes, as our oven is out of order.