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National Nut Day…

National Nut Day

 

National Nut Day is the very special day which is celebrated on October 22nd every year. 

 

The meaning of national nut day is bit contemplating. There is no certain meaning of this national nut day.

 

So, why not just celebrate by eating nuts?

 

Nutty Facts:

Middle of the seeds, as of the squash and pumpkin are known as nuts.
Peanuts really are not considered as  nuts. Generally the peanuts are Legumes, which are the member of the Pea family.

 

 

HONEY GLAZED ALMONDS                                                          

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups whole almonds, skins on Honey Glazed Almonds...
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons almond or vegetable oil

PREPARATION:

Spread the almonds in a single layer in a shallow un-greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, until the internal color of nuts is tan (12 to 15 minutes). Remove from oven and set aside. Thoroughly mix the sugar and salt. Stir together the honey, water and oil in a medium size pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the roasted almonds and continue to cook and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed by the nuts (about 5 minutes). Immediately transfer to a medium bowl and sprinkle sugar mixture over all and toss. Spread on wax paper and cool.

 

Happy Nut Day!

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National “Nut” Day…

When : Always October 22nd

 

This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods.  May I suggest Rocky Road Ice Cream?

 

 A couple of nutty facts:

  • Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the “Pea” family.
  • The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a “nut”.

 

In honor of National “Nut” Day here is one of my daughter Meg’s favorite recipes. The picture is of the birthday cake I made her. Believe you me, there wasn’t any left over for the next day. Luckily I photographed it before it was all gone!

 


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Hazelnut Torte 

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6 Eggs, separated

sugar amounts in recipe

1/2 cup dried bread crumbs

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup groung filberts

2 cups whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 350.

 

In large bowl with mixers at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beating at high speed sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar, beating well after each addition. Whites should stand in stiff peaks.

 

In small bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar until blended. Stir in bread crumbs, flour and 2/3 cup gound nuts. Fold into beaten egg whites.

 

Pour batter into 10″ x 3″ spring-loaf pan and spread evenly.

 

Bake 40 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert cake in pan on wire rack and cool completely.

 

In small bowl at medium speed, beat whipping cream, vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form.

 

Remove cake from pan and with a long sharp knife slice cake horizontally in two layers. Place bottom layer on cake platter and spread one-fourth whipped cream on top. Place second layer on top. With remaining whipped cream spread it on top and sides of cake. With hand gently press remaining 1/3 cup of ground nuts into whipped cream.

 

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