December 14, 2010
I hate skinning nuts. There, I’ve said it. It’s one of the few kitchen tasks I don’t enjoy. But hazelnuts are the worst; they’re just a complete pain. For those of us who consider Linzer Tarts an essential Christmas treat, this can be a problem. I used to spend hours peeling those mean little nuts.
Then I discovered Nuts Online– a fabulous resource for bakers – where you can buy blanched hazelnuts by the pound. A strange present, perhaps, but one any baker will thank you for. (And if blanched hazelnuts aren’t your thing, they’ve got all sorts of unusual products from goji berries to dark chocolate m&ms…)
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