How To Roast and Skin Hazelnuts

Need to know how to roast and skin hazelnuts? Well, this is the post for you! I will walk you step-by-step through the whole process!

Roasted hazelnuts are the bomb.

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And I just know you have lain awake at night wondering how you can roast them, skin them and fold them into cookies, granola or biscotti?! Pssshhht I know I have. {It’s good to know I’m not alone!}

This here is the post where the mystery of how to skin those little nuts unfolds, step-by-step… right before your very eyes!!! Okay, so you guys… it’s really ridiculously easy. Roast, shake in a towel.. blah blah. But in the past I might have shied away from a recipe that requires roasting and skinning nuts unless I could see just how it was suppose to look like. Truthfully I would need to see it before my eyes to know I wouldn’t screw it up.

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Roasting hazelnuts are 100 times better than regular un-roasted hazelnuts. Something about toasting them brings out their inner-nuttiness and turns them into something special. BTW I can so pop these suckers like candy.

So go grab your ah, err {hazel}nuts… for roasted hazelnuts will change your life. forever.

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To start you’ll need hazelnuts, a sheet pan, a clean kitchen towel and an oven. Preheated to 350 degrees.

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Pour the nuts out onto the rimmed sheet pan.

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Spread them out evenly and pop the pan into your preheated oven and roast for 4 minutes.

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After the first 4 minutes, you can see the skin starting to crackle and peel. It’s something to do with water evaporation and nut shrinking {don’t laugh}.

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Toss them around and pop them back into the oven for 4 more minutes. Of course you could just shake the pan and not dirty a spatula.

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Repeat this stem 2 to 3 more times until the nuts are fragrant.

How To Roast and Skin Hazelnuts l SimplyScratch.com

Pour the nuts in the center of your clean kitchen towel.

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Twist them up and shake them with some pizzazz (truly wish I had a video of me doing this, not) so the nuts rub against each other, removing their skin.

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It’s really that easy.

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Handpick the nuts out of the towel, don’t worry about the little skin-dust and just leave the flaky skin behind.

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That’s all folks! Now you know how to roast and skin hazelnuts. Easy right?

Store them in an airtight container, I like to refrigerate mine so they don’t go all rancid on me. They should last for a couple of months! Hmmm now what should I make with these?

Enjoy! And if you give this How To Roast and Skin Hazelnuts tutorial a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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8 Responses to “How To Roast and Skin Hazelnuts”

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    Kathryn — November 7, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I think hazelnuts are my favourite nuts by far – they work so well in sweet and savoury dishes. Can’t wait to see what you make with these!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — November 7, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Roasted nuts are always so much better! Great tip…love how easy this is!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I remember my grandma’s bowl of mixed nuts on the coffee table at all times and my grandpa and I would duke it out over the hazelnuts – they’re totally my fave!! This is so cool Laur, I’m gonna try it!

    • simplyscratch replied: — November 7th, 2013 @ 10:18 am

      Thanks my friend! I really didn’t start liking hazelnuts until I was introduced to Nutella a few years ago! What took me so long??

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    Patricia @ ButterYum — November 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Make Nocciola Baci! visit my blog post where I share an even easier way to skin hazelnuts.

    Patricia @ ButterYum

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2013/05/nocciola-baci-hazelnut-kisses.html

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    MCS Gal — November 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Good info. I hadn’t eaten hazelnuts until I married – my husband’s family uses hazelnuts in a lot of recipes.

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