Thursday, November 6, 2014

Glazed Walnuts

This recipe is dedicated to Katie, Cookie and Bedlam ,  who are great problem solvers.   I bought a small bag of nuts at the Salamanca Market and adapted the idea to use coffee instead of Cardamon.

300g good fresh walnut halves or pieces.
1 egg white
Pinch of cinnamon
1 rounded dessertspoon of granular instant coffee.
 1/4 cup of Raw caster sugar.
Pinch of salt

 Set oven at 160 o C FF

Place butterfly in TMX bowl , add egg white and beat until frothy.
Add rest of ingredients EXCEPT walnuts.
Mix on speed 3  1/2 until well mixed.
Add walnuts to bowl and with spatula mix nuts into coffee mix until all well coated.
Spread on to lined oven tray, separating nuts so not stuck together. May need 2 trays.
Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes.
Remove from oven and turn over nuts. Separate again. Return to oven until not sticky to touch. About 7 minutes.
Allow to cool on tray.
Will keep for 2 to 3 weeks in an air tight container, out of fridge.

Ideal Xmas gift.  100g a good gift size.  I paid $6 for 60 g.
Could replace Coffee with Cardamon or other spice mix.

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