SPICY PRALINE ALMONDS
SPICY PRALINE ALMONDS
SPICY PRALINE ALMONDS
SPICY PRALINE ALMONDS
Ingredients
  • 1/3cup water80ml
  • 1cup sugar200g
  • 2cups raw almonds270g
  • 1/2teaspoon Fleur de sel
  • 1/2teaspoon Piment d’Espelette
  • Generous 1/8thteaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix the water, sugar and nuts in a large, heavy-duty skillet. Put the pan over medium-to-high heat and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar dissolves and the liquid boils.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring until the liquid crystallizes and becomes sandy, which will take about 12 minutes. Soon after the “sand” has appeared, the sugar will begin to liquefy and caramelize. As you cook the nuts, remove the pan from the heat from time to time, to prevent the caramel from burning so that the nuts can cook. The nuts will begin to pop and you’ll begin to smell their toasty aroma, after about 12 minutes. Most, but not all, of the sugar will be melted.
  3. At this point, remove the pan from the heat, sprinkle the nuts with the spices, stir so they are mixed, and tip them onto a baking sheet to cool. When the nuts are cool, break up any that are stuck together. Serve when these are completely cool.