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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Toasting those Nuts

Many of the holiday recipes call for nuts. Not only nuts but roasted nuts. Here is a quick guide to help you get the proper nuts to use in your delicious recipes. One of the best and first tip I will share with you is to prepare and toast nuts as soon as possible or store in a tightly sealed container.

To toast nuts you place them in a single layer in a baking sheet. You must keep close eye on nuts because they burn very easily

You can bake all of the following nuts at 375°F for 4-6 minutes, you can tell that they are done when:

Pecans - Toasted color will be slightly darker than raw color

Walnuts - Toasted color wil be pale brown and a definate stronger aroma

Macadamia Nuts - Toasted color will be golden brown

Hazlenuts - Toasted color will be darker than the raw nut and the skins may begin to crack

Almonds - Toasted color will be a light golden brown

1 comment:

  1. Great tips!
    I've over-toasted (yep, burned) my fair share of nuts! ;-)


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