Here’s something tasty to make. These honey and cayenne cashew nuts make tasty nibbles for a social gathering, or just for a solo evening in front of the TV (although you might want to reduce the quantities if you’re the only one eating them – they’re so moreish!).
It’s actually adapted from a Joy the Baker recipe (thanks to Naomi who sent me the recipe book for #SecretSanta13), which I’d intended to follow literally until I couldn’t get hold of the flavours I needed. As Joy is American everything is measured in cups, and I figured if I wanted to bake her recipes it would be easier to buy some cups than to try converting everything!
Anyway, here’s what I used:
- 4 cups salted cashew nuts
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- A few pinches of ground cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Stir the oil, honey and cayenne together with the cashews until they are coated evenly in the mixture.
- Spread them out onto a baking tray, generously grind over some black pepper, and bake on 200°C for 15-17 minutes, tossing/turning them once during this time.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool – beware that once the sticky honey mixture dries it solidifies and glues the nuts to the baking tray. I turned them onto a plate to cool to avoid this.
They are slightly sticky, very tasty, good to look at and a real crowd pleaser. And so very easy to make!