5 Tips To Make Perfect Glazed Nuts For Your Desserts
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If you are making some desserts for a special occasion or an event, your job would not be over by just baking a dessert. The decoration and perfection will take some more time. But don’t worry, just like baking is therapeutic, decorating your baked treats is even more fun and can bring out the artist in you.

To give your desserts a royal and elegant look, there is nothing better than glazed nuts. The perfect balance between the crunch of the nuts and the sweetness of the glazed covering will surely take your desserts to the next level. But if you are a beginner at glazing nuts, here are some tips you should keep in mind before you start decorating.

Choose The Rights Nuts

The first and most important step to get perfectly glazed nuts is to choose the right type of nuts. It is important that you choose nuts that are fresh, crisp, and of good quality and that are bought from a trusted brand. You should also pick nuts that are similar in shape and size to give your dessert a symmetrical look.

Keep The Flavours In Mind

Since the glazed layer will add sweetness to your dessert, it is important you are mindful of the sugar content in your dessert. You should also mindfully balance the flavour profile of your dessert and the glazed nut. For example, if you have baked a fruit cake, glazed nuts with dried fruits will be the best option. Similarly, if you have made a tarty pie, the sweetness of the glazed nuts can take that flavour away. 

Roast The Nuts

Once you have selected the best types of nuts and also checked the flavour, you can roast them to get the perfect crunch. The pre-roasting before you glaze the nuts is important to intensify the flavour. Note that you are spreading the nuts on a baking sheet and just roasting them for five to ten minutes and not overburn them.  Also, let the nuts cool before starting to glaze them.

Glazing With Perfection

While there are many methods to glaze nuts, the most important tip that you should keep in mind is to not rush the caramelisation process. Since the sugar needs time to melt, you’ll have to have patience before coating the nuts and getting the impeccable brown glaze. Also, keep checking the temperature of the sugar, as too much heat can burn it, and it will not caramelise properly if the heat is too low.

Storing The Glazed Gems

When you get the shiny baked and glazed nuts, you have to let them cool down before decorating or storing them. If you have made a larger batch to store for the next time, ensure that you are keeping them in an air-tight container at room temperature. If you want to extend the shelf life, you can also refrigerate the container for about a month.