Help the development of the site, sharing the article with friends!

Hazelnuts are commercially available in packages to suit all needs: whole, chopped or grated. But one or the other recipe calls for it to be roasted. That needs to be skillful, because burnt they are not really usable for a cake.

Hazelnuts can be roasted in the oven or in a pan

Roasting preserves the ingredients

Hazelnuts are healthy. In addition to unsaturated fatty acids and many B vitamins, they also contain numerous trace elements such as iron, calcium and zinc. The heat that acts on the hazelnuts during roasting changes this precious content only slightly. In this way, roasted hazelnuts remain as healthy as ever, but have clearly gained in taste.

Roast hazelnuts at home

Roasting hazelnuts yourself is not that difficult. Everything that is needed for this is available in every household anyway:

  • a pan and a stovetop
  • or an oven

The only important thing is to pay your full attention to the roasting process. If the optimal roasting time is missed, the nuts will burn and taste bitter.

Roast the hazelnuts in a pan

The hazelnuts must of course be removed from the shell before they can be roasted. Otherwise they can remain whole, but can also be roasted in any other form: chunked, shaved or finely ground.

  1. Choose a heavy pan that also offers enough space for the nuts.
  2. Feel free to use some neutral oil to keep the nuts from burning. However, don't take too much or it will alter the nut flavor. It is also possible to roast nuts without any oil at all.
  3. Put the hazelnuts in batches in the pan. Whole nuts should not overlap. Only roast a thin layer of ground nuts at a time, otherwise the result can be uneven.
  4. Set the stove on medium heat.
  5. Stir the nuts regularly with a wooden spoon. The roasting process for whole nuts takes about 6 to 8 minutes. With finer pieces it is much faster.
  6. As soon as the nuts start to turn brown and smell good, it's really quick. Now you have to stir constantly and watch for the optimal roasting time.
  7. Get the nuts out of the pan right away so the roasting process gets stuffed.

tips

Whole nuts are easy to remove from their shells after roasting. Put them in a cloth and rub the nuts together. The shell comes off almost completely by itself.

Roast the hazelnuts in the oven

Larger quantities of hazelnuts can also be roasted in the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Select top and bottom heat
  • Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet - without baking paper
  • they should not be on top of each other
  • Put nuts in the oven
  • Roast for about 8 to 12 minutes
  • stir a few times with a wooden spoon
  • regularly check the degree of roasting
  • Criteria: nutty scent and brownish colour
  • Remove the finished nuts from the baking sheet and let them cool down

storage

If the roasted hazelnuts are not used immediately, they can be stored for up to several months. They come cool in a sealable container and are stored in a cool and dark place.

Conclusion for fast readers

  • Flavor: After roasting, hazelnuts acquire an intense nutty flavor
  • Ingredients: Unsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins and important trace elements are largely retained during roasting
  • Suitable nuts: Whole nuts with the shell removed, but also nut pieces, planed and ground nuts
  • Degree of roasting: It is essential to adhere to the optimum degree of roasting, otherwise the nuts will burn and taste bitter
  • Options: Hazelnuts can be toasted at home in a pan on the stove or in an oven
  • Pan: A heavy, large pan is ideal; Roast without oil or with a little neutral oil
  • Step 1: add hazelnuts to the pan in batches; Whole nuts should not be on top of each other
  • Step 2: Roast on medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes; stir regularly
  • Step 3: Adjust the optimal degree of roasting; Signs: nutty scent and brownish colour
  • Step 4: Immediately remove the nuts from the pan; let cool down
  • Tip: Place whole nuts in a cloth and rub together; Shell comes off by itself
  • Oven: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius top and bottom heat
  • Step 1: Spread nuts on the baking sheet and place in the oven
  • Step 2: Roast nuts for about 8 to 12 minutes; Stir regularly and check the degree of roasting
  • Step 3: Immediately remove the finished nuts from the tray and let them cool down
  • Storage: Cooled nuts that are not used immediately can be collected in a sealable container
  • Shelf life: In a dark and cool place, roasted hazelnuts retain their aroma and remain edible

The garden journal freshness ABC

How can fruit and vegetables be stored correctly so that they stay fresh for as long as possible?

The garden journal freshness ABC as a poster:

  • as a free PDF file to print out yourself

Help the development of the site, sharing the article with friends!

Category: