Posted by: Jonjon | September 6, 2009

Caramelised Walnuts 8/10 September 6 2009


SNC00538

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Caramelized-Walnuts-108600

1/2 cup sugar,

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar,

1 1/2 cups walnuts

* Nonstick vegetable oil spray

* 1/2 cup sugar

* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

* 1 1/2 cups walnuts

print a shopping list for this recipe

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line heavy rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with nonstick spray. Combine sugar and vinegar in small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Add nuts; toss to coat. Transfer mixture to baking sheet.

Bake until nuts are deep brown and syrup thickens and coats nuts, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. Break nuts apart. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

Conclusion

You can double the walnuts. I used almonds and cashews.

Walnuts and pecans were the best, because they tasted very nutty, which was a perfect compliment to the sweetness of the sugar syrup.

The almonds added a fragrance that did not compliment well, and the cashews added an extra sweetness which seemed a bit unnecessary.

I placed it in the oven for 20 minutes. There was not much vinegary taste as I had expected. The use of balsamic vinegar added a slight …fragrance that made the nuts feel as if it was a dish rather than a snack.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: