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.