This is one time where the overall platter looked better than how it tasted (and omg how I hate it when I make something like that :( Sad). At least one good thing came out of the dessert. The hazelnut brittle. I was thinking of going the full shot by making the brittle this time round (I skipped it the last time). But cos I didn't have unshelled almonds, nor chopped almond silvers, I decided on using my hoard of shelled hazelnuts instead. After roasting the hazelnuts, I roughly chopped them and poured the hot sugary sweet mixture over the cooled nuts. Then I broke the brittle into smaller bits for decoration. *Note to self: Never ever use aluminum foil as suggested in recipes as a base for hot sticky brittle. The brittle ended up sticking to the foil after it cooled, and I had to peel it (badly) off the brittle in bits and pieces. Not. Pretty.