Sunday, 9 December 2012

Spiced mix nut selection

These spiced nuts are perfect for parties - keep them in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Mix 50g caster sugar with 1 level tsp salt, 1/2 level tsp ground cumin, 1 level tsp chilli powder, 1/4 level tsp ground allspice and 1/2 level tsp cayenne.
Whisk 1 medium egg (white only) in a large bowl until foamy. Add the spice mix and whisk until just evenly mixed.
Add 500g mixed raw nuts (such as almonds, pecans, macadamia and cashews) and stir to coat. Lift the nuts out using a spoon and spread out on the trays.
Bake for 35 minutes, then stir around on the tray using a large spoon to break them up. Take while doing this as the coating will be very hot. Return to the oven for 15 minutes. Carefully lift the paper and nuts onto racks to cool completely.

Makes: 500g
Ready in: 1hr 35mins
Price per 12g serving: 40p

Per serving:

Calories - 50
Fat - 3.5g
Sat Fat - 2.1g

Or try...
For a sweeter variation, use double the amount of sugar and use spices such as ground cinnamon, ground allspice and ground cloves.

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