By Elizabeth Branch
Updated December 25, 2013

Toasting hazelnuts enhances their flavor. They become smoky, and their texture becomes crisp and crunchy. After toasting, it's important to remove the bitter brown skin for a better flavor. Spread shelled hazelnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the skins begin to split, stirring once. Transfer the warmed hazelnuts to a colander or dish, and rub them briskly with a towel to remove the skins.


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