Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet & Spicy Sesame Nuts

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  • 1 pound nuts, of your choice (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sesame seeds (4 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large, wide saucepan, combine the walnuts, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Add the sesame seeds, cayenne and salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until the water is nearly evaporated, about 4 minutes. Lower the heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the walnuts are golden brown and sandy, about 4 minutes longer.
  2. Immediately pour the walnuts onto the prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the nuts are deeply golden and covered with a sandy coating. Let the walnuts cool completely. Break any large clusters apart; transfer to a bowl to serve.

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1 comment:

Kelly said...

Those look so yummy!