About this recipe:These walnuts are a special treat at Christmas, and are quite simple to make. Perfect for a party nibble or a food gift, or use to garnish your Christmas cake.
500g walnut halves
400g caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:20min › Extra time:10min › Ready in:40min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Spread nuts in a single layer over a baking tray. Roast for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nuts start to turn brown and the smell of roasting nuts fills the kitchen.
Stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 113 degrees C. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla immediately.
Add walnuts to sugar syrup, and stir to coat well. Spoon nuts onto greaseproof paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.