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What nuts would you pair with mint?

I am trying to create a riff on Budino di Gianduia (Chocolate Biscotti Pudding) by including a minty flavor...I would like to keep the texture from the nuts. What nuts would you pair with the mint? The original recipe I made called for hazelnuts and was delicious. Do you think that would still work? Is there another crunchy topping you would use that would keep it's texture in the pudding?

asked by Rachelwrites 9 months ago
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Rae
added 9 months ago

I think almost any nut would work well. My go to nut in most situations is almonds. Orange would also be a lovely match with chocolate & hazelnuts or almonds. Freeze dried berries (raspberries or blue berries) would be good too.

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drbabs

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added 9 months ago

I have a (probably inaccurate) childhood memory of candied pecans that were covered in a white almost meringue like coating that was mint flavored. I've never been able to find a recipe or re-create it myself, but I have a fondness for pecans and mint.

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ChefJune

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added 9 months ago

There are many different kinds of mint, and I think they don't necessarily all go with the same flavors. What variety of mint are you thinking of using?

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added 9 months ago

I know that there are but I don't know the names. I want a Girl Scout Thin Mint flavor.

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ChefJune

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added 9 months ago

Then you probably should go with peppermint. Probably the easiest to find out of season. I grow both peppermint and spearmint (which I prefer) in the warmer weather.

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added 9 months ago

You could add pine nuts and pomegranate for a fun Mediterranean spin! Or you could go christmassy and use hard mint candies - that wa y you would have the crunchy texture and mint flavors

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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

I think the Girl Scout Thin Mint is peppermint, yes? I should know - my daughter was just selling them, but I never tried the thin mints!

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added 9 months ago

Macadamia nuts might work.