This cooking skill is all about how to blanch walnuts. Blanching is simply the process of putting something, walnuts in this case, into boiling water and then removing after a short period and putting into iced water. This stops the cooking process and can be used to soften a foodstuff, partially or fully cook or remove a strong taste.
Blanch walnuts – a step by step guide
- Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil.
- Add the walnuts for about 10-12 seconds.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and instantly plunge into ice-cold water.
- Then, using a small knife, scrape away the brown skin.
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