Roasting almonds: the possibilities
Roasted almonds are packaged in the supermarket, but the aroma from the bag is no substitute for the scent of freshly roasted almonds. So buy unroasted almonds and refine the stone fruits easily at home. You can choose between two options for how you want to roast almonds:
- in a pan
- in the oven
- Skinning almonds - simply explained
- Roast hazelnuts - so that their nutty aroma comes out big
- Crunchy and tasty - roast the kernels
Both variants produce a nice result. The decision is therefore less a question of taste than of the preferred process.
Roast the almonds in the pan
To roast the almonds on the stove, you need a sufficiently large, coated pan and some time. Prepare the almonds as follows:
- Place the pan on the plate and turn the stove on to medium level.
- Let the pan get hotter first.
- Just add the almonds, no oil is required.
- Toast the almonds for about three minutes.
- Do not leave the almonds unattended. It's better to stir them continuously so that they don't burn and the roasting takes place evenly.
- As soon as they are light brown and smell nice, the almonds can be removed.
- Place the hot almonds on a plate to cool.
Do not let the almonds turn too brown, they will taste bitter.
Roast the almonds in the oven
Almonds are easy to roast in the oven. The capacity of a baking tray is also so large that a huge portion can be prepared in it.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius
- Spread the almond on a baking sheet and place in the oven
- Roast in about 10 minutes
- stir occasionally
You can get a salty variant if you moisten the almonds with whipped egg white before roasting and then toss them in 1 teaspoon of salt per 500 grams of almonds.
Spicy and sweet additions
The nutty taste of roasted almonds can score on its own, but also benefits from other flavor-giving components. You get sweet almonds by adding honey, while a few drops of seasoning oil make for spicy almonds.
Toast the ground almonds
Some baking recipes say that ground almonds should be roasted. That doesn't have to be a deterrent, because the almonds you buy in stores are easy to roast at home. A coated pan is ideal for this. The process is as described above for whole almonds, only the roasting time will be a little shorter.
By the way, you can also toast sliced almonds or almond sticks in this way. When roasted, they are a great addition to cakes and desserts.
Conclusion for quick readers
- In the pan: coated pan; without oil; preheated; medium heat; about 3 minutes
- Procedure: stir the almonds constantly; until they are lightly browned; Let cool down on a plate
- Tip: Do not let the almonds get too brown, they will taste bitter
- In the oven: on the baking sheet; at 160 degrees Celsius; about 10 minutes; turn occasionally
- Salty variant: mix beforehand with the beaten egg white and roll in 1 teaspoon of salt per 500 grams
- Refine: By adding honey when roasting or afterwards with a spicy oil
- Ground almonds: can be roasted in the pan; also sliced and sliced almonds
- Use: As a snack; ground almonds or pieces for cakes and desserts
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