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!!
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).