Sift Chopped Nuts for Better Texture and Flavor
You've toasted nuts, you've chopped nuts, but sifting nuts? That's probably not something you've ever done! But there's a simple reason why you may want to start below.
Before using chopped nuts to decorate a cake, put them in a sieve and tap out the “dust” (the powdery pieces). The nuts have a cleaner, more professional look, and the dust can be added to cake batters for extra flavor. If you are using skin-on nuts, it's best to discard this "dust" as the flavor may be bitter.
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