It's that time again...time for French Fridays with Dorie. Just like November, for December, we get to select from the four featured recipes and decide which one we make each week. I just had to make this recipe first thing this month! What a great treat to have for holiday parties. I actually cheated just a bit and made this right before Thanksgiving, as I wanted them for my guests to nosh on before the big dinner was served. Let me tell you, they were a BIG hit! So tasty, and crunchy, and salty, and spicy and sweet! A perfect little nibble to whet your guests' appetites.
Here's all you need. I picked all the nuts that I love!
I followed Dorie's main recipe, but she has lots of Bonne Idee's for changes you can make to the spices. Next time I may try five spice powder, curry and cardamon...doesn't that sound divine!
The recipe is fairly simple...coating the nuts in egg whites, then adding the sugar and spice (and everything nice)
|Just before I popped these puppies in my mouth!|
|Good with beer, too!|
Just a couple of tips. I used my silicone baking mats for these...thank goodness I did. The baked recipe is very much like a brittle...the pan would have been a nightmare to clean up. I also doubled the recipe so that I'd have lots of nuts and I think I crowded the baking pan too much. You definitely want some space in between your nuts...they need room, man! There were gobbled up quickly, so make sure you make enough to keep your guests happy!!!
Dorie says these only keep for about 5 days, but I'm wondering if they might keep any longer, as they would make terrific gifts!
Wondering what everyone else at FFwD made this week?
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