Saturday, November 8, 2008

Toasting Nuts



Recently a discussion came up about toasting nuts. It's the time of year when nuts play a big part in our cooking and baking. Quite often toasted nuts are called for with no explanation as to how to properly achieve the toasting.
It's actually quite easy.

All you have to do is preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Arrange one kind of shelled nuts at a time in a single layer on a dry baking sheet.

Toast almonds, walnuts, pecans, or cashews for 10-15 minutes, or
toast pine nuts for 4-6 minutes.
Toast until they are golden brown stirring every 5 minutes (for smaller nuts, stir every 2-3 minutes.)

You can do several cupfuls of nuts,again one kind at a time, and then store in jars in the refrigerator.

Use as a garnish on fruits, salads, or cereal.




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3 comments:

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing this info. I love the taste of toasted nuts but am never quite sure how to do it without burning them. I'm off to the kitchen now to bake!

Mildred said...

P.S. I've added you to my bloglist so I can get all these wonderful tips and recipes automatically!

Jane Marie said...

Mildred, thank you for your wonderful comments. It's so nice to know that someone is following this blog. It's been a little slow to take off. I'll keep the recipes coming for you. I have sooo much more to offer.