Some Nuts Roasting in a Closed Oven …Posted: December 23, 2011
Shopping for presents is hard. Especially when you have absolutely no clue what to get somebody. Even if that somebody happens to be someone you’ve known your entire life. Oof.
But you know what’s a gift everyone likes? Food! And I have a feeling one person in particular on my list will enjoy these sweet and spicy nuts, a roasted mix of pecans and cashews seasoned with brown sugar, cumin, cayenne and cinnamon.
Sweet & Spicy Nuts
– 1 egg white
– 7 oz of unsalted pecans
– 9 oz of unsalted cashews
– 1/3 cup of brown sugar (or ½ cup if you want it sweeter)
– 1 tablespoon of cumin
– 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
– ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
– ¾ teaspoon of salt
Heat your oven to 250º.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg white with 1 tablespoon of water until foamy. Add the nuts, sugar, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Spread the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until the nuts are mostly dry but still lightly sticky, about 40 minutes. Lower the heat to 200º, stir the nuts (mostly to make sure they’re not sticking to the paper) and then bake for another 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir to loosen the nuts from the paper, and let cool completely. Then eat, or toss them into a festive tin and hide them under the tree.
Merry Christmas Eve Eve, everyone!