you're using pine nuts in salads or walnuts in cookie dough, a gentle toasting
intensifies the nuts' flavor and maximizes their crunchiness.
simplest way to toast a lot of nuts is in a medium oven (325° to 375°F).
in a single layer on a baking sheet with a rim
wayward nuts from diving off the edge).
If the nuts
don't fit in a single layer, use two pans.
by, and give the nuts a stir every few minutes.
2. The nuts
will be ready in 5 to 10 minutes; small nuts like pistachios will toast much
faster than a batch of big Brazil nuts.
they're done when they're lightly browned and that comforting, nutty smell
fills the air.
Cut one or
two in half; they should be an even pale brown throughout.
3. To toast
just a handful of nuts, use a dry skillet over medium heat.
method is faster since you won't have to wait for the oven to heat up, but it
also demands more attentiveness.
to shake and stir pretty constantly to avoid dark or burnt spots.
oven is also convenient for small amounts.