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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Several weeks in a closed jar.

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Peel 300 g walnuts.

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

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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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.
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Turn down the heat.

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

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

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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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...

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).

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