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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kitchen Quick Tips - Nut Substitution

kitchen quick tips

If a cookie or cake recipe calls for nuts you can substitute oatmeal browned in a bit of butter for a nice flavour and crunch.

6 food lovers commented:

A Year on the Grill said...

good tip... I always have oats around

Rebecca said...

Oh this is great! I like nuts, but prefer them separate, in bowls, and not in my baking. I love this substitute!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend!

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Rebecca and thanks for visiting. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well :)

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Dave, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Laura and thanks for visiting. When you get a cookie dough like this try chilling it until the dough is workable. Then roll it on the baking sheet and cut it there. Remove the excess dough and you will have nicely formed cookies. For some reason gingerbread cookie dough just seems to be very sticky.

Gargantua said...

Wow! That is a substitution I never would have considered. I like nuts in my baking, but the Doc keeps saying we need more "whole grains". This would be an excellent way to sneak some in. Thanks for the tip!

Merry Christmas!