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    Flavoured roasted nuts

    These make a lovely Christmas gift, but are also great for entertaining any time. Choose between sweet and salty maple and rosemary, or warming mixed spice (or make both!)

    • Gluten Free
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes

    Makes: 500g

    Ingredients

    For the rosemary & maple
    500g mixed unsalted nuts (such as cashews, pistachios and skin-on almonds)
    1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    2 tsp sea salt flakes
    2 tsp maple syrup
    4 sprigs rosemary, leaves only, chopped

    For the mixed spice
    500g mixed unsalted nuts (such as cashews, pistachios and skin-on almonds) 2 tbsp ghee (or oil)
    1 tbsp sea salt flakes
    ¼ tsp asafoetida
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    2 tsp ground coriander
    1 tsp hot chilli powder

     

    Method

    For the rosemary & maple

    1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 15-20 minutes, until golden.

    2 Allow the nuts to cool, then decant into an airtight container. Label and store in a cool, dry place until ready to wrap. They will keep for up to 1 week.

    For the mixed spice

    1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Tip the nuts onto a baking tray and roast for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, melt the ghee or oil in a small frying pan. Add the sea salt flakes and spices then fry for 2 minutes, until fragrant. Set aside. When the nuts come out of the oven, toss them in the spiced butter.

    2 Allow the nuts to cool, then decant into an airtight container. Label and store in a cool, dry place until ready to wrap. They will keep for up to 1 week

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