Bought the Sindo last week to get the Aldi shopping vouchers. The hilarious comedy piece by Barry Egan about not doing cocaine with Nigella Lawson was worth the price of the paper alone, but it was the Aldi shopping vouchers that made me buy it.
Anyway. Was flicking through it before putting it the green bin, when a recipe for party nuts caught my eye. I love a good nut, so I decided to give the recipe a try. The nuts were so good, that I had to come on here after a long day and share the recipe after doing up a second batch and taking a photo. ROCK AND ROLL.
Rosemary and Chilli Party Nuts
You will need :
2 cups of unsalted, mixed nuts (I like cashew, pecan and almond but decide your own favourites)
2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons muscovado sugar (I used the light muscovado type)
2 teaspoons of sea salt flakes (ease off a little if you are watching your salt intake)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or 160 fan oven (Gas 4). Spread nuts on baking tray and toast for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and give them a little mix.
After the 8 to 12 minutes, take nuts out of oven. Melt the butter and pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix the butter and the dry ingredients together and then toss in the nuts and mix them up.
Allow nuts to cool (but not in fridge). The butter mix will bind to the nuts for a really magic taste.
They make great home made gifts in a fancy jar and a festive ribbon.