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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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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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