adventures in nature

roasted bay nuts a delicious success

The experiment of roasting the bay nuts was a success – they were a bit overdone, but they tasted delicious! As I chew them, they have a “burnt popcorn” taste (in a good way) which then evolves into a more mellow buttery textured taste having notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Amazing!!

roasted CA bay laurel nut

I preheated oven to 350, then put them in the oven on a large cookie sheet for 30 minutes, shaking/stirring them every 2-3 minutes. Next time I would go with an oven temp of 400, stir a bit less and shoot for a cooking time of 20 min in hopes that it would remove some of the burnt popcorn taste. Perhaps drying them prior to cooking for a longer period of time might make them taste even better (I only dried them for about a week).

2 responses

  1. Yes, dry the nuts well first. And try even hotter, like 425 to 450.

    December 27, 2012 at 6:32 am

    • Thanks for the feedback, I have a small batch from this Autumn, I’ll give it a try.

      December 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

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