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Cracking almonds without a nutcracker?

I got a bunch of (dried) almonds in their shell today. I wasn't aware of how hard their shells were and I have no nutcracker. Is there any way to open them without one?
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brasil nuts cracking?

How does one crack open a brasil nut in order to get the whole nut? When I go to the store I can get entire nut meats. Unfortunately, with whole nuts, it's a pain. I've used the nutcracker ...
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Freezing Hazelnuts, before or after peeling and roasting?

I've got 3 pounds of raw, unpeeled hazelnuts. I probably won't use most of them right away so I'm inclined to freeze them. I'm going to peel them using the boiling with baking soda trick, then toast ...
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Speeding up soaking of cashews for a recipe

I am trying to follow a srilankan recipe that asks me to soak cashews overnight, since I cant really wait that long, is there a way to speed up this process? Would putting it in hot water help the ...
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How to know if my walnuts are fresh enough to be good to eat?

I have some walnuts which were picked up from under a local tree, left to dry for a while, and shelled. They look moderately old, but haven't become shriveled or gone moldy. Some have a kind of bitter ...
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Can I roast nuts in a convection microwave oven? [duplicate]

I am looking for a new microwave. I heard a lot of good things about convection microwave ovens. I am wondering if I could also use one for roasting nuts or any kind of seeds, so I don't have to buy ...
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Making hazelnut flour with *just* blanched/peeled hazelnuts

I've just peeled 3lbs of hazelnuts by blanching them with baking soda. Here's a GREAT video showing what I did: Hazelnut Peeling (close the ad if you watch the video). My plan is to let them dry for ...