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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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Mortar used to process paste containing candlenuts - risk of contaminating raw foods?

If I use a mortar and pestle for working with candlenuts (who are considered mildly toxic when raw), to make a paste that is later cooked, how thoroughly and how does that mortar (not dishwasher proof,...
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Macadamia nuts in Malaysian cooking

I've seen that macadamia nuts can be used as a substitute for candlenuts in Malaysian cooking. Is it a 1:1 substitution or do you need more macadamias. I'm not familiar with candlenuts, but pictures ...
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What should roasted pistachio oil smell like?

I've had a bottle of roasted pistachio oil sitting in my refrigerator for about two years now, that someone gifted me. Every day I open the refrigerator and it stares at me. Today I decided that ...
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What is the use of oil in this recipe? Can I do without?

I have made this caramelized nuts recipe (here, it's in french), which contains olive oil. The taste is good, but since it's something you eat with your fingers, they get all greasy quite fast. Why ...
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Attempt to make praline paste failed — what should I do differently?

I attempted this recipe: 70 g hazelnuts 100 sugar 1 pinch salt Toast nuts at 400 F for 10 mins.; let cool. Put sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and render into caramel over medium-low heat. ...
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brittle layered nut candies

A couple years ago I was given a box of delicious Soan Papdi made by Haldiram Co. The ingredients listed are: almonds, pistachios, vegetable ghee, sugar, wheat flour, gram flour, cardamom. It had the ...
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I have some old smoked nuts- can I make anything with them?

They were smoked so they are not rancid. They are just rather flat in flavor. Are there any options for use? They are smoked almonds and brazil nuts.
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if you fry nuts in vegetable shortening is there still nut allergy risk?

Nut allergies present in vegetable shortening from Frying pecans or does it dissipate?
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What kind of nut is this?

Nuts are not very popular in my region, this is the first time I have this kind of nut, can you let me know what its name is? Thank you.
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Nutrient composition of cheap cashews/nuts

Is there a difference in the nutrient composition of cheap (home brand) raw/salted cashews sold in supermarkets like Walmart/Costco/Coles/Woolworths etc compared to other branded cashews ? Similarly, ...
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What caused smooth homemade nutella to become grainy in refrigerator?

I blended toasted hazelnuts in a vitamix until they were a butter, added melted chocolate, then added coconut oil to increase smoothness. Here are the amounts: 450 grams hazelnuts (unsalted, raw or ...
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What can I bake for my nut allergic friend? [closed]

I have a friend who has tree-nut allergy so he isn't able to eat any kinds of nuts, because of this every single time I bake something for my class he can't eat it because of his allergy. When I ...
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How can I get the most flavor out of cashews?

I'd like to make a soup that uses cashews for much of its flavor. For some reason, I can only use a limited number of cashews, but I can use them in any way I want. How can I get the most cashew ...
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What is a good ratio (range) of nut flour in Mandelkipferl dough?

I want to make Mandelkipferl and similar cookies. For Vanillekipferl, I tend to use a 3:2:1 ratio of flour:butter:sugar, without an egg. Is there a traditional ratio of nut flour in Mandelkipferl? ...
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How do I brown nuts without burning and without taking forever?

Whenever I roast nuts (walnuts, sesame, ...) to add to dishes, I either choose a very low oven temperature and then it takes far too long, or I use a very high temperature and I struggle to get them ...
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Can I toast pecans the night before?

I'm making pecan bars in the morning and I was thinking I'd get a jump on the work by toasting the nuts tonight. Is there a downside to toasting the pecans and then letting them sit overnight vs ...
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Chocolate hazelnut: efficacy of mixing crushed&roasted hazelnuts to sauce

I would like to know of roasting and crushing hazelnuts, then mixing them with chocolate sauce, is enough to create a nice choco-hazelnut syrup? (I recently asked if blending roasted hazelnuts will ...
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Fixing oily dukkah

We just made some dukkah by blitzing a mixture of baked nuts/seeds: almonds, pistachio, fennel, coriander, sesame, caraway, cumin (and raw chia at the very end). It smelled and tasted amazing, but ...
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How do you eat this type of Gingko nut?

I've looked online but found no clear explanation... I had bought these Gingko nuts because I'm curious to try new flavors, but could never find how to eat them An article online said that the outside ...
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Can bitter almonds(or other nuts containing amygdalin) be made edible?

I am interested because there seems to be information scattered here and there suggesting this, but offering no such instructions on just how it can be done. What I am curious of is not now to use ...
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How do you reflavor nuts?

how do you replace a flavor on nuts? i did not see the label and bought some cashews that are spicy by mistake. Can the flavor be washed off and replaced?
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What nut did I find? [closed]

I ask this knowing that it's possibly borderline off-topic, but I don't see a Botany SE site where I could ask, so... A few days ago I stumbled (literally) upon an odd little fruit that had fallen ...
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What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean?

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean? Seed (as in apple) Grain (as in wheat), fruit Nut (as in almond) Kernel (as in corn) Pit (as in olive) Bean (as in fava/broad bean)...
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Boiling peeled peanuts

Recently I became interested in making some boiled peanuts for myself, as I have gathered that it is a very cheap, tasty (I like peanuts) and healthy food. However, every recipe that I find involves ...
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What to do with leftover almond peel?

I always soak almonds at night and peel them the next morning. I'm just wondering if I can do anything with the leftover almond skin. Any suggestions?
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How to infuse coconut flavor into nuts?

While traveling abroad, I purchased a small bag of salted cashews at a convenience store. I immediately noticed that they have a distinctively different taste from what I'm used to; slightly more ...
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How to crack several types of nuts in one batch?

I have a big bag of mixed nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts) in their shells that I want to crack open to enjoy later. I have tried to look up how to crack individual types of these nuts ...
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What flavors complement pistachio (pudding specifically)? [closed]

My department at work is having a potluck holiday lunch, and I've settled on making something really easy and low-effort: a pistachio pudding pie. Instant pudding in a store-bought crust actually ...
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What caused my homemade “Nutella” to go bad?

I had a first try on a self-made recipe for a chocolate-hazelnut cream, in short Nutella. Question Even though I used ingredients that wouldn't have gone bad singularly, the cream as a whole had an ...
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How to shell macadamias without a special tool?

I know you can get tools like the Bonk and MackaWhacka specifically for shelling macadamias but I've very rarely had them handy when I've needed to do it. In the past I've sat macadamias in a little ...
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Which nuts are typically paired with raspberry and white chocolate? [closed]

I repeat: Which nuts go well with raspberry and white chocolate? I was just wondering about typical combinations that are known to go well with raspberry and white chocolate. Like regular chocolate ...
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Can you make nut butters without dehydrating nuts?

It's normally recommended to soak nuts, then dehydrate them and at some point in the future make your nut butters. Now what if you want to bypass the dehydration process, I understand there will be ...
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What is the most cost effective way at home to dehydrate nuts?

I have recently been looking to make some nut butters and one of the main things everyone talks about is soaking the nuts then dehydrating them. After googling all I can find out about is using the ...