A yummy, sweet and spicy nibble. Try bagging them up as little home-made gifts.
These spiced nuts are really simple to make. You can vary the nut selection as you please - try peanuts, cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts or even add pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
For this recipe we have used Chinese Five Spice, which gives quite a subtle, aromatic flavour. The recipe is very adaptable and you can use whatever ground spice blend you want. For a spicier taste, add some Tandoori Masala or, for a Moroccan flavour, try using some Ras el Hanout.
- Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4/180 C. Spread the nuts out evenly on a baking tray and roast for 5-8 minutes until they start to lightly brown. (Keep an eye on them, if they get too brown they can start to taste bitter).
- Once the nuts are ready, heat the oil, honey and spice blend in a large sauce pan. Stir everything together and heat for a couple of minutes until it starts to bubble and turns syrupy.
- Turn off the heat and add the nuts. Mix everything together so that all the nuts are coated.
- Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper and spread the nuts evenly onto it. Bake for another 5 minutes.
- Turn the heat down to gas mark 1/140C and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before eating.