Hopefully you will have seen my Mrs Claus cocktail that I posted on Saturday. This recipe is the perfect accompaniment: Spiced Nuts!
I first discovered this recipe in 2009 and I have since tried a number of different versions but this one is definitely a crowd-pleaser. They are moreish to say the least!
350g mixed unsalted nuts (I use pecans, cashews, hazelnuts and almonds)
1 tbsp mild tasting oil (I use local rapeseed oil)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
A clean, sealable jar or airtight container.
Pre-heat the oven (110 degrees fan/ 130 degrees conventional) whilst warming the oil and butter together in a pan. Once the butter has melted stir in the spices, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Cook for 1 minute then remove from the heat and stir in the nuts, ensuring all are coated in the mixture.
Spread the coated nuts on a non-stick baking tray and cook for 1.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before sealing in your jar or container.
The spiced nuts keep for up to a month in the sealed container but they don't usually last that long in our house! They make lovely gifts too in pretty jars or paper bags tied with ribbon.