Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet spiced pecans

These are incredibly moreish spiced nuts that are a lot cheaper than buying the ready-made honey-roasted nut selections that come out every Christmas. They also make the whole house smell amazing and Christmassy while they are cooking.

You can get big bags of nuts from any health food shop for quite good prices.


500g pecan nuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 150C

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until it is foamy but not stiff.

Add sugar, cumin, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and mix until combined. Add pecans to egg-white mixture; stir with rubber spatula until all nuts are coated.

Spread nuts evenly over 2 baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the coating is golden brown and dry.

Cool nuts on baking sheets until they are cool enough to break up (as they might have stuck together while baking)

Store in zip-lock bags or tupperware for up to 2 weeks.

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