Roasted Hazelnuts

Roasted hazelnuts are simply delicious and pretty healthy as well! Use them in desserts or eat them just as a snack.


What you'll need

  • 800 grams of Water
  • 200 grams Hazelnuts (unpeeled and unroasted)
  • 70 grams of Baking Soda


What you'll need

  • Small Boiling Pot
  • Spoon
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Baking paper

*This all depends on whether you're melting the sugar in a boiling pot on the stove or in the microwave.



  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Put the water in the boiling pot and bring the water to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling add the baking soda. The water will fizz up, once there are no more bubbles add the hazelnuts.
  3. Let the water simmer for 4 minutes, put on an alarm, but don’t walk away. Use a spoon to remove the foam while it’s simmering and place it in the small bowl.
    NOTE: The small bowl is necessary because there isn't time to walk to your sink and back with every bit of foam.
  4. Place the strainer in your sink and strain the hazelnuts, as soon as the 4 minutes are up. Rinse them with cold water, then put them in the large bowl and fill this with cold water.
    NOTE: You can rinse out the small bowl now, you will not be using the foam for anything.
  5. Peel the hazelnuts, simply pinch them a little and the skin will come off, and dry them well. Place the hazelnuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Place the tray with the hazelnuts in your preheated oven and leave it in there for 15 to 20 minutes. You'll be able to tell when they're done: they'll be a little darker in colour and will have a stronger smell to them.
  7. Take them out of the oven and let them cool.
    NOTE: If you are roasting more hazelnuts then you need you can store the leftovers in your freezer, this will enable you to use the hazelnuts later without them going bad.

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