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    Spiced Christmas Nuts

    Making your own spiced and toasted nuts is absurdly easy, and they're great to eat. This quantity makes a generous bagful, or you could fill two or three smaller, clear bags, tying them with ribbon or string. Quantities can easily be doubled or tripled but if you do, use a larger frying pan so the nuts toast evenly.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

    Makes: Makes 250g


    • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tsp coriander seeds
    • ¼ tsp dried crushed chillies
    • ½ tsp celery salt
    • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
    • ¼ tsp caster sugar
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 250g natural mixed nuts
    • 1 tsp sea salt


    1. Crush the cumin, coriander seeds and chillies using a pestle and mortar. Stir in the celery salt, pepper and sugar.
    2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan, add the seed mix and heat for 1 minute. Add the nuts and stir over a gentle heat for a couple of minutes until they are coated in the spices and are starting to turn golden.
    3. Sprinkle with sea salt and leave to cool. Pack into cellophane bags or small jars.

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