Caramelised walnuts

Caramelised walnuts
These delicious nuts can be used in several cakes, but you can also put them on ice-cream, pancakes, fruit salad, or eat them just as they are.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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For 320 g, you will need:
  • 1 walnuts 300 g walnuts
  • 2 caster sugar 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • Total weight: 345 grams

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Caramelised walnuts
Peel 300 g walnuts.

If the kernels are large, chop roughly with a broad-bladed knife.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Caramelised walnuts
Put a frying pan on high heat without fat.

Roast nuts while stirring continuously to prevent burning, for 4 or 5 minutes.

They should brown slightly, but without smoking or burning.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Caramelised walnuts
Turn down the heat.

Add 3 tablespoons caster sugar, it will melt and quickly caramelize.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Caramelised walnuts
Continue stirring, still over low heat, until all the nuts are coated with caramel but not burned.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Caramelised walnuts
When nuts are well caramelized, tip out the nuts onto your working surface to stop the cooking quickly.

Stir nuts with a fork to prevent them sticking together while they cool.

Wait until they are cold before eating, they're better...
Several weeks in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,160 Kcal or 9,043 Kj45 gr90 gr180 gr
108 %17 %8 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
626 Kcal or 2,621 Kj13 gr26 gr52 gr
31 %5 %2 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts
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  • For 320 g : 2.44 €

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