Going NUTS! How To Cook That Ann Reardon

Going NUTS! How To Cook That Ann Reardon

Welcome to How To Cook That I’m Ann
Reardon and today we’re going to make chocolate coated nuts. I bought a mixed
bag of nuts 🌰🥜🔩and separated them all out into their individual bowls and I want
to know if you know what each of these are … so if we call this one number one
two three four five six seven and eight … can you list in the comments for me the
number and the name of each of these nuts? So that’s one two three four five
six seven and eight. What are they? I’m gonna use some of them
but I am NOT going to use all of them today. Let’s start with these ones which
to give you a clue are … walnuts 😊Crack the hard shell and this is what they look
like inside they look a bit like a brain to me 🧠 Okay so I’ve got a plastic
container lid and I’m going to take each of the walnut shells and put some hot
glue on it and stick it to the top of the inside of the container like that.
The reason that I’m using whole ones is that they’re very hard to break without
damaging the shell and all the shells are slightly different sizes. Pour
reusable food safe molding gel into the bottom of the container then take that
lid flip it over and place it on top so that the walnuts sit half covered by the
molding gel. Once the gel is set you should just be able to pull off the lid
from the container and because the lid is smooth the hot glue should just come
right off leaving the lid unharmed. Take the mold out of the container and
then remove the nuts and you can see there the imprint of the shell and all
those details are on the molding gel. Fill each cavity with tempered milk
chocolate … if you don’t know how to temper chocolate just ask in the
comments and one of my lovely subscribers will link you to the
chocolate secrets video that shows you various methods of tempering chocolate
at home. Once all the molds are full or nearly full agitate it to smooth off the
tops and get rid of any of those air bubbles and then add a walnut 1/2 onto
the top of each one and push it down gently. And then we’ve just got to leave
those to set. While they are sitting I’ve always wanted to make chocolate
coated nuts but to do that properly you need a panning machine and I obviously
don’t have one of those but then I saw this video where they put a stand mixer
on a slope and added an attachment that you can use for panning which sounds
great and then I saw the price hmm 🤔 So I’ve decided to try and make my own
instead … so firstly I’m going to unscrew another attachment that I have for my
mixer so I’ve got that bit that goes into the top of the mixer. I don’t even
know if this is gonna work but let’s give it a go. So I’m gonna take a
hemisphere baking tin and to make it a bit bigger or a bit longer I’m adding
the sides of a loose based baking tin around the top and just using gaffer
tape to put that into place. Then using hot glue I’m adding a plastic ring to
the top of the hemisphere. Now this is the side that goes into the mixer and
that will turn it so the other side is the one we want to attach to the bowl
right in the centre. Now I don’t know if this is going to be strong enough but
I’m using hot glue so that I can take it off again later and reuse all these
parts for their original purpose. Here we go put the mixer onto a slope and add
that into place and then shall we test it out … my main concern with this is that
this join here won’t be 💥strong enough and indeed it’s not. Oh dear so we’re
going to need another way of attaching that and I think I’m gonna have to
sacrifice my hemisphere mold here and drill a hole right through it. Model
version number two I now have a hole through the hemisphere mold and the
‘joiny’ piece is hot glued into the centre and success … it is spinning and
after a few minutes we have a light coating and then you can add a little bit
more chocolate at a time to make that coating thicker but it looks like the
hot glue is still not strong enough. I really don’t want to weld this together
because I want the piece for my other attachment for the mixer later. So
time for model number three … this time I’ve reduced the amount of hot glue on
the outside to a smaller amount and glued a screwdriver attachment around
the piece that goes through on the inside. I also got rid of the slope
because the mixer works with the head tilted up so there’s not really any need
to put it on a slope it can just sit flat with the head up. This seems to be
the most stable model that I’ve made so let’s leave that tumbling and check on
the walnuts. Push each of the walnuts pop out of the mold and I think they look
lovely … a box of those would make a beautiful gift for someone or just a
bowl that a dinner party would be lovely for dessert and once you’ve got the
mould made it is easy to make more of these. Then finally after two hours of
panning just leaving them to go around on each other to make them smoother we
have milk and then I put a layer of dark chocolate on the very outside and we
have coated hazelnuts. They’re not as smooth or as shiny as I was hoping for
but considering that this was a homemade panning machine on the spur of the
moment I actually think they’re pretty good and a life update for you we are
back home from the hospital. James is still on IV antibiotics and a whole
bunch of other medications with an amazing service we have in Australia
here called Hospital in the home. So basically he is still a hospital patient
but they come to us instead of us being in hospital, so he’s out of dangerous
waters now he’s getting stronger and a little bit less pain each day. So thank
you all so much for your love over these last few weeks 💕 I was getting really
teary last week reading all the comments and the Friday before as well when
I was in the hospital reading them all and thank you for all the virtual hugs
you sent to your support just means a lot so much to me to know that you guys
care for us and for those of you who are asking where you could send James a
get-well card 💌we’ve got the PO box listed in the description below I’ll put
that on there as well and if you missed last week’s video and you have no idea
what’s going on you can catch up on that here see more of the chocolate truffle
videos here and other cool stuff here. Make it a great week and I’ll see you on
Friday 💝

100 thoughts on “Going NUTS! How To Cook That Ann Reardon”

  1. Sorry everyone 🤒I've been snowed under after a month in hospital with my son James so I just had to try and catch up this week … which sadly means no new video tonight. But I'll pin the best 'nutty pun' in the comments of this video 😜 See you next week … I promise! 💕

  2. Hi Ann, I’ve just been looking at Yener’s Cake Tips. He has a technique for decorating cakes with sliced fondant. It’s a technique I can see you doing some wonderful and fun designs with. You’re known for your originality so I don’t know how you feel about taking ideas from others, I would just love to see your spin on it 🙂

  3. Okay Ann. I learnt that you and I have the same birthday. Even after watching for 5 years. I can’t believe it

  4. Ann there is no need to say sorry we will miss you this week and hope to see you
    Next week best wishes to James and all of
    Your family 😘

  5. Hi Ann! I thought that if you wanted to make a batch of chocolate coated nuts that were shiny, you could add some coconut oil to the chocolate and when you add the last layer of chocolate on, you could have a blow dryer running and pointing at the chocolate to make it smooth.

  6. This is an egg-celent video
    Sorry I had muffin else to do
    Cereal-isouly the puns will stop
    I know I am driving you nuts

  7. 1. Peanuts
    2. Looks like almonds
    3. Cashews?
    4. Hazelnuts
    5. Don't know
    6. Walnuts
    7. Macadamias?
    8. Pistachios
    I am clearly not a nut expert.

    Well, not a nut expert, but a nut lover for sure.

    And a big punch of "Baldige Gesundheit" as we would say in German to James!

  8. Hey Ann! I've been watching your vids since forever now, and my parents FINALLY let me make an email! I have a clever (atleast I think so) challenge for you. There are many backing games online right? I want you to search that on google and pick a game to play. But since this is a baking channel, you have to try and make the same dessert you're making in the game. (The chosen dessert should preferably be something that you've never baked before or rarely bake.) You can search up the ingredients and quantities (because it might be really hard to tell what's what in the game 😂) Good Luck! Praying for James

  9. Sure hope everything is going well for everyone at your house? Do not worry about the videos you do what you need to do for yourself and your family.

  10. I am so glad that James is getting better. Sending positive vibes for continued recovery. Get well soon James!!

  11. Such a clever idea! Darn I want a KitchenAid! I have a mixer but it doesn't have any attachment capabilities (specifically a pasta attachment for ruffles, then it was the homemade ice cream but this is brilliant)!

    I wonder how it would work with mini truffles or candy 💞

    Congratulations on the great news!!! Appreciate all these amazing videos!

  12. Wowzers, you are so creative!
    Out of curiosity, I feel like you could of used super glue or maybe sand the base of the hemisphere bowl to make it stick without drilling it. Idrk, just a thought.

  13. 1 peanuts
    2 almond
    4 hazelnut
    6 walnut
    8 pistachios
    Btw I’m only 11 and I love your videos and love cooking love from Australia ❤️💙🇦🇺💙❤️

  14. 1. Peanut
    2. Pecan
    3. Almond
    4. Hazelnut
    5. Brazil nut (that’s what we call them here, so idk if that’s what they’re called in other parts of the world)
    6. Walnut
    7. Macadamia nut
    8. Pistachio

  15. 1. Peanuts 🥜
    2. Pecans
    3. Almond
    4. Hazel nut
    5. Brazil nut
    6. Walnut
    7. Avocado 🥑
    8. Pistachio

    I tried ❤️

  16. Has anyone been successful at getting the link to tempering chocolate??? I see plenty of people asking but no answers………

  17. 1. Peanuts
    4. Hazelnuts
    6 or 7. Walnuts (I knew that before she said)

    But I’m bad at nuts so idk

    Edit: six is WALNUTS 😋

  18. All the nuts in the video:
    #1 Peanut
    #2 Pecan
    #3 Almond
    #4 Hazelnut
    #5 Brazil nut
    #6 Walnut
    #7 Macadamia
    #8 Pistachio

  19. Anne can you please tell me the make of the moulding he'll. I can't find any reusable. Thank you. X

  20. FOOOOOOOOOOOOOD🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁

  21. 1. A lie, aka Peanuts
    4. Hazelnuts
    5. Brazil Nuts
    8. Pistachios aka mine.

  22. 1. Peanuts
    2. Pecans
    3. Almonds
    4. Chestnuts?
    5. Brazil nuts?
    6. Walnuts
    7. Hazelnuts?
    8. Pistachios

    Wow, I thought this would be so much easier! The shells make it super challenging 🙂 I think I had some mixed up after looking at other comments, but oh well!

  23. 1) peanuts
    2) not sure but I’m gonna guess cashews.
    5)Brazil nuts
    7)not sure maybe macadamias in their shells
    8) pistachio

  24. 1-peanut
    4-i only know it in arabic😂(kastana)
    5-Brazil nut??? I think
    8-pistachio (my fav)

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