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Old 09-20-2015, 11:20 AM   #71
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I guess we don't agree on this one. Raisins and walnuts for me, Addie.
Walnuts I would eat. But I prefer any other nut. I find walnuts tend to have a bitter taste. Could be I just have strange taste buds.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:30 PM   #72
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Hopefully mascarpone brownies with a semi-sweet ganache on top.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:31 PM   #73
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Walnuts I would eat. But I prefer any other nut. I find walnuts tend to have a bitter taste. Could be I just have strange taste buds.
If yours are so are mine cause they taste a bit bitter to me too. Walnuts are definitely not my favorite nut, next to last on the list, with hazelnuts being the last.
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I have found that the bitter in walnuts is usually from a bit of dark skin. When there are dark bits of skin on walnuts, I scrape those off before using them and that seems to get rid of the bitterness.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:42 PM   #75
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I use pecans instead of walnuts. I find walnuts to be bitter, too. Pecans have the same texture but a bit more mellow flavor.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:10 PM   #76
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While walnuts can be bitter, I find they are not bitter once cooked into a recipe.
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Walnuts Are Bitter

Plus, how many is it now? well, me too.
I don't use walnuts in any dishes any longer.
Pecans, Pistachios, Mac Nuts, Pine Nuts ...
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Hopefully mascarpone brownies with a semi-sweet ganache on top.
did you makes these brownies? photo? recipe?
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I use pecans instead of walnuts. I find walnuts to be bitter, too. Pecans have the same texture but a bit more mellow flavor.
I so agree...I use pecans whenever a recipe calls for walnuts. Just prefer them over walnuts.
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You guys should try my "rub off the dark/black skin" trick with walnuts. They are really healthy,

"Walnuts are one of the richest plant-based sources of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, a fatty acid that your body can convert into the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. Walnuts have 9 grams of ALA in every 100-gram serving, while pecans have just 1 gram in the same serving size."

From Walnuts Vs. Pecans Nutrition | LIVESTRONG.COM
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