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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Toasting Pine Nuts
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May 27, 2015
Toasting Pine Nuts

When cooking or baking with nuts, it is always advisable to toast them just before incorporating them into a recipe. Toasting them brings out their oils and aromas and enhances the flavor of the dish. To toast pine nuts, spread them out on a baking sheet and bake in a 325 degree oven, shaking the pan once or twice as they bake, until lightly and evenly browned, about 6 minutes. If you do not have the oven going you can toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan continuously, until they turn golden brown, about 6 minutes. Let them cool and use in the recipe.