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How to ROAST NUTS, make NUT BUTTER and NUT & CHOCOLATE SPREAD

How to ROAST NUTS, make NUT BUTTER and NUT & CHOCOLATE SPREAD

How often have you tried to roast nuts and within a split second of loss attention, all your precious organic nuts are burnt? Well I have done it many times as I have a very short attention span. I don’t know of any domestic machine which can roast nuts beautifully, ie. High enough temperature and continuous stirring to bring out the beautiful aroma of roasted nuts without burning it and with minimal crushing/mincing into little pieces or turning it into nut butter unintentionally.

Well, here is the machine that can roast your nuts successfully every time while you leisurely enjoy your cup of tea as it roasts your nuts without loud noise, burning your nuts or mincing your nuts to a pulp. In 10 minutes or more depending on the type and quantity of nuts you will have perfectly roasted nuts. I used Brazil nuts in this instance, because I love Brazil nuts and it contains high trace element, Selenium. Smaller and softer nuts may not be as successful as it may get more crushed by the blade. However, I have had similar success with almonds and hazelnuts, but with a little more casualties of incidental mincing. If you intend to make nut butter anyway, this is not a problem. Making dhukkah is another use of this roasting method.

Nuts, roasted
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This is a method for roasting nuts using the Magimix Cook Expert
Nuts, roasted
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This is a method for roasting nuts using the Magimix Cook Expert
Ingredients
  • 1 kg Nuts eg Brazil nuts
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place your nuts or activated nuts if you prefer in the metal CE bowl. I always roast about a kilo of nuts. This example is for Brazil nuts, which does not require activation. Brazil nuts are very high in Selenium
  2. Run the EXPERT programme for 12 minutes/speed 2A/140C. Make sure the cap is off to allow steam to escape
  3. Check after 12 mins, check if the nuts are roasted enough for you. If not, run at 2-5 minutes/2A/140C depending on the type of nuts, ie. Less time for light fragile nuts like pecan and walnuts and more time for harder nuts like macadamia and brazil nuts
  4. Once you get your desired colour and aroma, turn machine off and remove the lid to cool completely. And enjoy xxx
  5. Make sure your roasted nuts are completely cool before storing in airtight containers or before making nut butter or you will end up with an oily paste
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Nut and Chocolate Spread
Nut & Chocolate spread (includes Nut Butter Recipe)
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Nut and Chocolate Spread
Nut & Chocolate spread (includes Nut Butter Recipe)
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Make the nut butter - with the food processor attachment, and for 1kg of (roasted) Brazil nuts, it takes about 1minute or 1.5 minutes, to process the nuts into a smooth nut butter or less if you like yours crunchy. Roasted peanuts will take longer because they are harder but it is best to watch it like a hawk as it can turn a crunchy texture into a smooth one in a flash. Pour into wide necked jar/s and let it cool before placing the lid
  2. Once your nut butter is made, transfer to the metal bowl and for every half kilo of nut butter, I add 100g of roughly chopped 70% dark couverture chocolate and 100g 50-55% dark couverture chocolate
  3. Run the EXPERT programme 3-5 minutes/speed 3/60C
  4. Scrape down the side of the bowl and re-run 20-30 seconds/speed 3/60C
  5. Pour into wide necked jar/s, let it cool before placing the lid
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