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October 8, 2014
Perfectly toasted hazelnuts made easy.

Toasted hazelnuts are great in many dishes. To toast them, spread them out in a baking pan. Toss in a preheated 350 degree oven until the skins begin to separate from the nuts and the nuts are deep golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool the hazelnuts to room temperature. Remove as much of the skins from the nuts as possible by rubbing them together inside a clean kitchen towel. Particularly stubborn skins can sometimes be removed by placing the nuts a handful at a time in a coarse sieve and rubbing them against the sieve using a kitchen towel to protect your hands. In either case, it is unlikely you will remove all the skins from all the nuts; just remove as many as you can.