How to break an almond? Discover a unique playful way!
Are you looking for a fun and clever way to crack an almond? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Almonds are one of the most popular nuts in the world, and for good reason. They make a tasty and healthy snack, and their oil is used in many different ways.
And now you can use the Tnut Drive nutcracker to crack your almonds and have fun doing it!
This is a great trick for kids and adults alike. Why?
Well, if you are a parent and want to give your kids an easy way to crack an almond, this is a great option. It’s also a fun and creative way to teach your kids how to crack a nut. They’ll love being able to crack an almond with their own nutcracker.
So, without further ado, let’s learn how to crack an almond with a propeller nutcracker!
How do you crack a hazelnut or almond with a nutcracker?
What you need to get started
- An almond
- A Tnut propulsion nutcracker
Step 1: Find a good nutcracker
You can use different types of nutcrackers, such as pliers, screw-on nutcrackers, but here we will talk about the Tnut propulsion nutcracker.
If you don’t have a nutcracker designed for almonds, you can also use a hammer or a mallet. If you have a wooden mallet, this is ideal. Wood produces a precise and controlled cracking sound, unlike other materials. You can also use a hammer.
Step 2: Prepare your almonds
Before you crack an almond with a nutcracker, you need to prepare your almonds. Make sure your almonds are dry. If they are too wet, the nutcracker will slip and your almonds will not break.
You need to remove the skin from the almond. Another way to do this is to put your almonds in the microwave for a few seconds. The almonds will become hot, and the skin will come off easily.
Step 3: Crack an almond with your nutcracker.
The principle of the propulsion nutcracker is simple:
- You insert the almond into the latex membrane
- You pull this membrane
- You release the membrane
- The almond will crash into the bottom of the nutcracker
- The shell breaks
- You taste your almond
Using a nutcracker, a hammer or a mallet, crush the almond with a sharp and powerful blow. Make sure you hold the nutcracker firmly and keep your wrist straight.
When hitting the kernel with the hammer or mallet, make sure you keep your wrist straight, as this will keep the nutcracker steady while you crack the kernel.
Tips for breaking an almond with a nutcracker
Cracking an almond or nut with a nutcracker can be a fun and unique activity. It is best to use a nutcracker designed for almonds. More specifically, you should use a wooden nutcracker. These are the best, as they are the most stable and accurate. You can find a wooden version of the propelled nutcracker, but a transparent recyclable PU version that will allow you to see how the almond breaks.
If you do not have a nutcracker designed for almonds, you can use a hammer or mallet. If you have a wooden mallet, this is ideal. Wood produces a precise and controlled cracking sound, unlike other materials. You can also use a hammer.
Prepare your almonds before you crack them. If you don’t have time to dry your almonds, put them in the microwave. By drying the almonds, you can break them easily.
Although you can use any type of nutcracker, propelled nutcrackers are the best. They are the most stable and will not slip when you break your almonds.
Almonds have been used as a food source for many years and are still eaten today as a snack.
Thanks to their many health benefits, almonds are an ideal addition to any diet. If eaten in moderation, almonds are a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, magnesium and selenium. They also provide dietary fibre and protein.
And now you know how to crack nuts and/or almonds with a propeller nutcracker! This is a fun and useful tip that you can use to crack an almond at home. No need to ask for help or go to the shop to have someone crack the almonds for you!
The nutcracker is an ideal household tool for many uses. Just choose a nutcracker that suits your needs.
It’s a great kitchen tool to have on hand, especially for those of us who like to snack on nuts.