Toasting hazelnuts gives them an extraordinary depth of flavour, very nutty and toasty with an almost coffee-ish edge. Put them in a shallow ovenproof dish and toast in an oven preheated to 180°C (350°F) for 10–12 minutes, or until you can see the nuts have coloured through the burst skins. Tip nuts onto an old clean cloth, bundle up and rub vigorously to remove skins. They can be stored in a container once toasted, either in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for several months. They don’t freeze solid, so can be used straight from the freezer.
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