Sunday, 13 October 2013

Salted Pistachio Praline

My husband adores sweet and salty flavours together, his all time favourite treat is the salted peanut ice cream they make and sell at  Sundae's child, the most amazing ice cream parlour at the end of our street. 

This morning i made Adam a little bag of sweets to take to work tomorrow... something to munch on as an afternoon pick me up (but I'm pretty certain they will be gone before his morning meeting)

This is an extremely delicious, quick and easy recipe, about 15 mins from start to a little cooling time


150g Salted roasted pistachios, shells off and roughly chopped
5tbsp water
200g Granulated sugar
A handful or 2 of sesame seeds

Line a baking tray with some silicone paper

Pop a dry frying pan on medium heat and chuck in the sesame seeds, they will brown within a min or 2 so keep an eye on them, as soon as they start turning a light golden colour they are done, empty them out of the pan onto a plate and pop to one side

Heat the water and sugar in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat, slowly bring to the boiled allowing the sugar to dissolve, then raise up heat so it starts to bubble, it will turn an amber colour, don't stir the mixture but swirl the pan from time to time so that the sugar colours evenly.

Chuck in the nuts and sesame seeds and cook for another min, stirring so that everything is coated in the wonderful glossy sugar.

Pour onto the baking tray staying untempted to pop any in your mouth until it has cooled... I learned the hard way once...YOWSERS..... and leave to cool. 

Once cooled break into pieces and store in an airtight container

Enjoy x x x

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