I came across a recipe lately that required blanched and toasted hazelnuts. I went to looking at the grocery stores and didn’t find any at all. I only found raw hazelnuts. So, I learned how to blanch and toast them myself (which is pretty easy).
The task of blanching hazelnuts seemed like a scary task. Honestly, I have never heard of the process and figured it would be difficult to complete.
I am glad after researching, I found out that is was pretty simple to do. Afterwards, I felt proud that I accomplished this seemly impossible for me to do on my own task.
How To Blanch Hazelnuts
Yield 1 cup of hazelnuts
How To Blanch Hazelnuts for your recipes.
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 cup of hazelnuts
- cold water
- In a deep pot, boil your water.
- SLOWLY add in your baking soda. It will fizz up to watch out (hence the deep pot).
- Add in your hazelnuts and boil for about 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, prepare some ice cold water (cold water with ice).
- After 3 minutes, dip out a hazelnut with a slotted spoon and immediately put it in the ice cold water.
- Using your fingers, try and remove the skins. If they easily come off, scoop out the rest of the hazelnuts and put into the ice cold water. If the skins are still tough to get off, then boil for another minute or two.
- Once the skins are removed, place them on a clean towel or paper towel to dry.
If you want to toast your hazelnuts. Place them in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
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