Did you know that the best nuts are those that are harvested not yet ripe in September, when is the green husk covering them still fresh and not completely detached?
They are so good only for a few weeks, so take advantage of it.
If you love nuts, collect them yourself and then let them dry naturally.
You will notice that the taste is different from that of the already shelled walnuts found in the bags and when they are not yet ripe they have a decidedly different taste than we know.
There are so many qualities of nuts, but today we want to talk about the most common nuts, those that we collect in the woods and find in the banks of our trustworthy greengrocer.
You must know that they are rich in properties and are good for the heart because they contain good fats that fight cholesterol. All nutritionists recommend munching on a handful of nuts every day when there is a drop in sugar or just having a snack because they are an excellent source of energy and help the body recharge, like all nuts.
We want to offer you some quick recipes to bring to the table 10 very tasty finger foods prepared with nuts.
A finger food that is prepared in just a few minutes and with just two ingredients. Just take a whole shelled walnut and divide it perfectly in half to stuff it with a teaspoon of mascarpone or gorgonzola. They are eaten as bon bon.
Pears and nuts
This is a delicious appetizer, but it can also become a dessert. Cut the pears into cubes and place a small piece of Parmesan and a walnut on each. If you want, add a little honey.
Celery and walnuts
This is a very famous finger food that we often find in buffet tables. Just cut a stalk of celery into small pieces and stuff the inside with a mascarpone and gorgonzola based cream. The final touch is precisely a walnut.
Truffles with walnuts
These are the classic cheese balls that eat one and then another and others. They are prepared by mixing 100 g of ricotta with 50 g of Parmesan and 50 g of goat cheese and then, once balls are formed, they roll in the chopped walnuts.
Spirals with nuts
This is a very nice finger food to serve. Simply roll out long slices of pancarrè with a rolling pin and fill them with a cream made from chopped walnuts with mascarpone and complete with speck and rocket. Roll up everything, let it cool in the refrigerator and then cut into slices.
A typically September finger food based on figs and nuts. It is prepared by cutting figs in half and filling them with sheep's milk ricotta, a drizzle of honey and a walnut. It can also become a dessert.
Walnuts and marzipan
As in the recipe of walnut and gorgonzola bites, stuff the walnuts, but with almond paste (marzipan) and then drown them in the melted chocolate before letting them cool in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Greek yogurt mousse
A dessert to serve in small single-portion glasses. It is prepared by gently mixing the whipped cream with the same amount of Greek yogurt. Then abundant liquid honey is added and everything is decorated with walnuts, according to the best Hellenic tradition.
This is a simplified recipe of classic American chocolate desserts. Just mix 280 gr of hazelnut cream with two eggs and about 70 gr of sifted flour. Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish and decorate the surface with the walnuts. It is cooked at 180 ° for 10-15 minutes.
Dried fruit cake
This cake is prepared with only three ingredients: dried fruit, sugar and eggs. Just toast 250 grams of dried fruit including walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds and then chop everything roughly. Separately whip 4 egg yolks with 170 grams of sugar and the egg whites until stiff in another container. Mix everything very gently and cook in the oven at 180 ° for about 35 minutes.