Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pippi's Piece --Christmas Treats part 4 - Almonds - Yum Yum

Now this has got to be the EASIEST RECIPE ever!

It is so so simple and SO SO YUMMY.   Every time I make these, without fail, I am asked for the recipe.

Toffeed Almonds.

2 cups Almonds - good quality eating almonds are best (if you know your almonds a variety like C.P.S.)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon of butter (if desired)

Put all the ingredients in a fry pan and stir.
Continue to stir.
Pour out onto a greased tray, or a tray covered in baking paper.  It is best to try and spread out the almonds to cool.  If they are left in large clumps, they are harder to separate to eat.

If you are unsure about people having a dairy allergy, just leave out the butter.
For added flavour or a little variety, put in a teaspoon or so of cinnamon.

I will make some of these ASAP and take photos of each step.

The key here is to keep stirring.  People always tend to stop when the almonds first become sugar coated.  However if you keep them on the heat and keep stirring past this stage, you will end up with beautiful glossy toffeed almonds that are shiny, taste delicious and look amazing.

This is always a refreshing change from chocolates.

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