Monday, December 6, 2010
Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts
I love going to movie theatres that sell hot honey roasted nuts- they are delicious. One thing though is that they often come with a gigantic sugar crust ball which is far too big in comparison to the size of the nuts.
So I am going to make some of my own with my favourite nuts - macadamia nuts. They are crunchy and have the creamiest, buttery texture. I can never get enough of it. They are not the most affordable nuts out there, so it's a little treat for me each time that I have them.
For every cup (140g) of macadamia nuts, you will need:
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar for rolling
Place the honey and oil into a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir constantly and bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling, turn down the heat at the lowest setting.
Toast your nuts in a 160°C oven for around 7-8 minutes until they are just slightly golden brown then take them out to cool down.
Place the nuts into the hot honey and oil mixture once they are cool. Be very careful with the sauce, it is extremely hot - trust me you do not want to touch that.
Now add the coated nuts into the sugar bowl. Use a fork to separate out the nuts.
Once the nuts are cool enough to handle, you can use your hand to pick them out and rest the onto baking paper.
Roll each individual nut until it's surfaces are round and smooth. Let it dry out overnight.
Store the honey roasted macadamia nuts in an air tight container the next day.
Posted by Cheffeur at 6:33 PM