Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crunchy coated nuts

This week I'm hosting our Diwali party for friends and family  and we thought why not make some crunchy nuts to go along  with cocktails, I came across this recipe and was waiting to give it a try...
You may  use any nuts, depending on your liking . I have used... 
250 gm unsalted cashews
250 gm unsalted walnuts
100 gm almonds
100 gm pecans
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tspn salt
2 tspn red chilli powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 sticks fresh rosemary chopped finely

Mix all the nuts together

Nuts on baking sheet
Bake at 350 degrees  

Crunchy baked nuts
Perfect with cocktails and entertaining guest

1.Pre heat oven to 350 degrees, Spray oil on to baking sheet or use 1 tablespoon oil to coat the baking sheet .Arrange  nuts on baking sheet. Add oil , maple syrup ,orange juice,brown sugar,salt,red chilli pepper for heat  and finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves. Mix all together nicely and bake in oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees . Keep checking.
2.Remove from oven and mix with a spoon  to separate nuts, that may stick together. Check for seasoning , sprinkle on top 1/4 tspn rosemary and check for salt, if less add little more,depending on taste.
3. Enjoy golden brown crispy , coated with sweet and spicy,  flavourful nuts with your favourite drink or cocktail.

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