Thoughts on putting walnuts in brownie batter- toast them first or not?

Chopped or whole?

  • Posted by: Augusta
  • February 24, 2012
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Maedl
Maedl February 24, 2012

You don't have to toast them first, but if you do, the oils will brown a bit and taste toastier. So, yes, I'd toast them, just to add another dimension of flavor to the brownies.

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drbabs
drbabs February 24, 2012

Chopped and lightly toasted. Yes, please.

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boulangere
boulangere February 25, 2012

By all means toast them. 350 degrees until fragrant, then roughly chop with a knife. Toasting them not only adds another layer of flavor to your brownies, but it also gives them a pleasant texture, unlike the "pencil eraser" texture of untoasted nuts.

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amycancook
amycancook February 25, 2012

Chop then toast in 300 degree oven for 6-8 minutes or just until you can smell them. Totally enhances flavor and texture!! So worth the extra step!

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amycancook February 25, 2012

If you sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the batter, they will toast perfectly during baking time and it saves you a step! Plus picky eaters can easily scrape them off :)

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