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How to use gelatin to stick seasonings to dry roasted nuts?

A number of Planters' dry roasted products (for example Planters' dry roasted sunflower kernels) use gelatin as an ingredient to help seasonings adhere. I searched for an explanation of how gelatin is ...
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Will melted chocolate stick to cupcake papers?

I plan to use mini cupcake papers in a mini cupcake pan. Then I will add fruit and/ or nuts. Then, pour melted chocolate to fill the paper. My question, once set in the fridge, will the paper stick to ...
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Larvae in pine nut container, safe to eat?

I bought prepackaged pine nuts and to my suprise, I found bugs in it. The expensive price of the pine nuts make me a bit hesitant to throw it out (about 6 euros for 90 grams ish). My question is, can ...
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Can a tool for cracking macadamia nuts be used for cracking hickory nuts?

Chinese hickory nuts (山核桃), or Carya cathayensis, are related to American pecans. Both are species of hickory, Carya illinoinensis. Here is an example of Chinese hickory nuts from Changbai Mountain (...
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Are the green soft skins of raw macadamia nuts edible?

Are the green soft skins of raw macadamia nuts edible? I was wondering that before throwing them out and after manually taking them off. The same question for their brown hard shells.
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Are raw macadamia nuts better preserved with green soft skins on or off?

Are raw macadamia nuts better preserved with green soft skins on or off? When the soft skins go softer and softer and eventually bad, will that cause any damage to the hard-shelled nuts inside?
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Is 山核桃 (Chinese Hickory) similar to pecan? [closed]

I heard that pecan is healthier than Walnut. One of the reasons is that it has less Omega-6 per 100 grams, and ALA is an inefficient and therefore negligible form of Omega-3 fatty acid. Pecan is ...
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Is it actually possible to make very smooth hazelnut spread without industrial machines? If so, how? [duplicate]

I just bought this amazing spread. NOTE: Please somebody with good judgement reopen this question. The spread I described includes NON-soaked, but roasted, nuts. The answer linked talks about grinding ...
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Nuts soaked and dried. Fridge or not?

I usually soak nuts overnight. I usually do this with walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Then I dry them at low temperatures. After that, is it better to store them in the fridge or outside if I want a ...
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Mold in walnuts

I usually soak and dry walnuts. It tastes much better. Unfortunately, last time, I found that it has developed mold. I soaked them for a night, I dried them for several hours at a very low temperature,...
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How to crack a bucket of walnuts quickly without compromising the taste?

I read that you can accelerate the process of cracking walnuts by freezing them — the shells either crack all by themselves or are otherwise so brittle that they can be opened with one hand. However, ...
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Non-nut substitute for ground hazelnuts

I found this recipe for chocolate cake that I’d like to try, but I need to make a nut-free version. Here’s the ingredients list: 240g unsalted butter 7 eggs, separated 260g caster sugar 80g blanched ...
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What are these dark spots on my walnut kerns? Are they safe to eat?

Sometimes, when I'm eating walnuts, I'll find one with some dark spots on the kern surface, as shown in the photograph below. I normally prefer to err on the side of caution (I think I read somewhere ...
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Georgian dessert based on walnuts

When I was a kid, some 40 years ago, I visited the country of Georgia and had a dessert I still (vaguely) remember but could never find a note on. It was based on a whole unripe walnut (I think it was ...
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what about peanuts that makes them more nut like than bean like?

As we all know, peanuts are actually legumes and not nuts. But they taste and function much more like nuts. They can be cooked quickly like nuts while beans take a long time to cook. What about their ...
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Roasting nuts with versus without oil. Is there any significant difference?

What is the difference? Does the oil protect the nuts from oxidation? Does it make it taste better? Does the type of oil / nuts matter?
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Sugar coated pecans without turning amber

I had an old Aunt who used to make the best sugar coated pecans. I have tried to replicate the recipe but where hers were a snowy white colour mine turn out caramel looking. How do I do this and have ...
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Does pistachio ice cream need pistachio nut chunks in it?

I have become a big fan of pistachio ice cream, and I do mean the ice cream. I feel the nuts in the store-bought containers I have gotten are to the detriment of the ice cream. Is there some reason ...
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Adding fresh fruit to a non fruited banana bread

I have a banana bread recipe that I love. I want to add other fresh fruit and nuts or chocolate to it. Do I need to adjust the other ingredients to take into account these additions?
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How to crack walnuts?

I got a large batch of walnuts and started cracking them using a standard hinged lever nutcracker (ostkaka from IKEA). It is pretty messy and either the whole thing gets squashed to pieces and it's ...
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How does fungi infection look on Brazilian nuts?

I have recently read that Brazilian nuts can be attacked by Aspergillus fungi producing mycotoxins, for example aflatoxins. Does anyone know or saw what infected nuts look like? There are a lot of ...
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Why should pine seeds/nuts be pan-toasted without oil?

Most recipes with pan-toasted pine seeds say they need to toasted DRY, WITHOUT oil. Why? It does not make sense to me. Toasting them DRY gives them a spotty appearance. Dark toasted spots where the ...
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How to dehydrate nuts using an oven for a short time?

The websites say after soaking nuts, I can dehydrate them using oven on low heat for 12 hours. But can I do it using higher heat for 1 hr only? and what would happen if I store nuts when they are ...
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How can I skin hazelnuts at home?

I am trying to make a hazelnut butter, for the ultimate gain of a vegan Nutella-like outcome, but in order to do so I need to use "skinned" hazelnuts. I've tried the following: Boil a cup ...
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Is there a slow speed walnut grinder?

I am currently grinding walnuts at home using a manual grinder and I would like to use an electric one. I have seen there are several models available on the market, but I haven't seen one which can ...
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Roasting nuts in a rotisserie drum

I have a rotisserie drum like this: I would like to roast peanuts, cashew nuts, etc... in this. If I use the settings given for roasting the nuts in a baking tray, the nuts seem under-cooked ...
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Are "shelled nuts" with or without their shells?

I'm using MyFitnessPal to log what I'm eating, and I can't figure out whether 'shelled pistachios' are pistachios with or without their shells.
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What is the best type of machine for making smooth nut butter?

I want to make nut butter from soaked cashews or soaked pepitas. I am wondering what type of machine will get the smoothest product? I am currently using a food processor which is great for cashews ...
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Oven baked cashews taste good but not cripy

I tried roasting cashews twice. The first time i added tamari sauce (just a savoury soy sauce) and roasted them. The tamari got a little burned but overall the taste was good. Except the nuts were ...
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Can you eat acorns picked from the street?

The streets and parks where I live in New York City are littered with acorns. Can I pick them up and cook them? Is it safe? Are they any good? (Taste-wise, nutrition-wise.)
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Nut butter with water. Shelf life [duplicate]

I have a blender that is not very powerful, just 400 Watt. I tried to use it with nuts and it cannot do it, I notice it suffers too much. If I add some water it works well and I like the result. My ...
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Advice on bulk buying nuts

I am thinking about buying nuts in bulk, specifically hazelnuts, almonds and/or walnuts. Are there any considerations regarding: Type of nut - i will buy straight from farmers so i have to hope they ...
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Korean food that was wrapped in tin foil

I have a fond memory of a dish from awhile back however I do not know where I ate it at nor what it was. All I know is it was some Korean BBQ place near San Jose or Cupertino CA the kind where there ...
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What is a good way to roast hazelnuts?

I need to roast some hazelnuts to use later for other preparations. How do you do it? In a cooking pan or in the oven, and for how much time?
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How to place nuts on top of the cake so that they stay symmetrically?

I am making a Christmas plum cake and I like to decorate the top of the cake with cashew nuts. I place them in a circle, touching each other and touching the wall of the pan. But after baking is done, ...
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How to Avoid Soggy Chopped Nuts in Baked Goods

I avoid putting chopped nuts inside quick breads because they tend to result in a soggy texture, not crisp as nuts should be. (I think it's less of a problem in cookies.) I'd like to hear how others ...
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Roughly chopping large batches of hard nuts

For my breakfast oatmeal, I use a variety of nuts. I tend to make large batches beforehand. My biggest issue with the way I do it now, is how to prepare large batches of hard nuts that I'd like to ...
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How to easily peel fresh walnuts?

Due to allergies the thin skin on the walnut itself needs to be removed. The walnuts itself are not dried yet and it is possible to remove it by hand in a time consuming effort. Is there an easy way ...
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How can I quickly shell pine nuts?

I recently acquired about a pound of raw pine nuts. They were collected and are smaller on average than the pine nuts I can buy. They are a pain to shell. The shells don't come away easily and since ...
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How to preserve pistachios?

Its the pistachios season in my country (Lebanon), which is famous worldwide with its nuts Roasters and varieties. I have more than 5 kilos of fresh unpeeled seasonal pistachios. What should I do to ...
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Is the hairy skin below a chestnut’s tough skin poisonous?

Disclaimer: As I live in a tropical country, I have never seen chestnuts before. I was experimenting with chestnuts, after i roasted and peeled them, I read that you’re not supposed to eat the hairy ...
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How can I make hazelnut essence, or some strongly hazelnut-flavoured liquid, without using sugar or alcohol?

It is possible to make a very flavoursome liquid by infusing roasted hazelnuts in vodka or brandy. Can this be achieved without using alcohol or sugar?
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How can one make dry fine hazelnut flour?

How can one make a hazelnut flour that is as dry and fine as coconut flour? What is sold as "ground hazelnut" or "hazelnut meal" is coarse and moist.
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How should I roast bay nuts?

Bay Nuts are the fruit of the California Bay Laurel. Few people have seen (or heard) of them, because the trees don't produce enough for commercial harvests. However, I was gifted with a jar of them ...
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Multiple layer toasting in Microwave

I want to toast some peanuts in a microwave (just a microwave - it does not have a grill (broiler) or convection mode). Can I put multiple layers of peanut in a container and toast it? I am not sure ...
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Burnt candied pecans

I made a pound of candied pecans (egg white, brown sugar, vanilla...) and I guess I baked them too long. They are good except for a burnt flavor and I was wondering if anyone knew of anything I can ...
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How are wasabi nuts made?

Background Trying to replicate wasabi almonds using Penzeys wasabi powder. Cannot retain the kick from the wasabi no matter what. Tried half a dozen things. Even with zero heat exposure wasabi loses ...
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How important is it to roast nuts in a single layer?

In every recipe I see for roasting peanuts/walnuts they tell you to put only a single layer of nuts on the plate that goes in the oven. How important this instruction really is? If you have a large ...
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Is there some sort of gun (or a way) to decorate cookies with chocolate chips or nuts?

I've started producing 1000 cookies a day, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to decorate cookies faster with chocolate chips or nuts than doing it by hand. Some sort of gun or something ...
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Roasted Hazelnut soil?

I had a really creative dish at a local restaurant that was radishes that where dipped in butter and then rolled in hazelnuts that looked like dirt. Obviously it wasn't dirt but hazelnuts that had ...
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