This is one of those small steps that has a big impact on flavor. Yes, it’s an extra step, but I think it’s worth it since nuts play such a big part in the overall flavor profile. Preheat your oven to 400 and toast 1 1/2 cups (4.5 ounces) of sliced almonds for 7-8 minutes until they look about like this:
Then toast 1 1/2 cups (6.75 ounces) of hazelnuts until they look about like this:
Cool and…done! You’ll use these in two different components of the pastry. These will keep for several days.