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 finish...plus a little cooling time
150g Salted roasted pistachios, shells off and roughly chopped
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