These make a fantastic Christmas present, for a foodie friend. These gorgeous sugary almonds are something you would buy in a high end store, that would charge you a fortune for a small jar. But they are super easy to make and just delicious. Watch them disappear!
I buy my almonds from ALDI, they are $9.99 for a 750 gram packet which works out to be $13.32 a kg and are always very good quality.
|Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugared Almonds, clockwise from top right-|
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg white, at room temperature, 2 cups almonds, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar plus 1 teaspoon cold water
|Line an oven tray with silicon baking paper and preheat oven to 120 C|
|In a bowl, whisk the egg until stiff peaks form, add the cold water and the vanilla and then whisk again until stiff peaks form|
|In a bowl measure out the brown sugar, salt and the cinnamon|
|Add almonds to the stiff egg white mixture and gently mix to coat|
|Now add the sugar mixture|
|And gently but thoroughly mix to coat all almonds|
|Pour and scrape onto the prepared tray and using a silicon scraper, spread out almonds into an even layer|
|Bake at 15 minute increments until the sugary coating is no longer wet. Mine took 4 x 15 minute blocks, making it 1 hour|
|When done, the sugary coating will not stick to your fingers and will be crispy|
I found this recipe over at "Mels Kitchen Cafe" Thanks Mel for another superb recipe!
Over to you, are you an ALDI shopper? We certainly are.