Toasting and skinning hazelnuts

Roasting hazelnuts enhances the flavour of the nuts and loosens their skins. The skins can then be rubbed off more easily.

-Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

-When the oven is hot, set a timer to 5 minutes. Place the hazelnuts into a high-sided baking tray and roast until browned, checking regularly that they aren't burning.

-Remove the toasted nuts from the oven and tip into a wire sieve. Shake the sieve to loosen the skins from the nuts, picking out any nuts that are completely free of their skins.

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Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Wire sieve
  • High-sided baking tray
  • Oven