“No flour, no Torah; no Torah, no flour.” – Pirkei Avot 3:21
Prepare toasted nuts before making a batter or dough, except where a recipe indicates otherwise.
There are two methods for toasting nuts:
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spread the shelled nuts on a baking sheet in single layer and bake for about 10 minutes. Shake the pan midway to prevent sticking and scorching.
2. Toast the shelled nuts in a hot, dry skillet on the stove. Stir constantly until the nuts become aromatic, about five minutes.
Cool and then chop the nuts to the desired size.
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