Friday, February 06, 2009

Getting very near the end

I have to say that I'm getting a little antsy with these nibble recipes. I'm ready to move on to the real stuff. And Thatboy would like a little more substantial dinner than trail mix. (I'm KIDDING! He's had plenty of Mac and cheese to tide him over.)

But when the recipe is as easy as these little snacks, I just don't feel challenged. Don't get me wrong. I love the end results, and it sure is nice to type up a recipe with less than one step. I especially love this one because of the endless uses for sugared walnuts. They're fantastic in cookies, crisps, oatmeal, yogurt, and my favorite - on salads. With some pomegranate seeds and goat cheese. oooohhhhh aaaaaahhhhh.

They also make fabulous goodies for any new neighbors you might have. Put in a festive baggie and presented with a tray full of cookies, it's enough to make anyone feel welcome.

Sugared Nuts (From The Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
  • 1 lb walnut halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 225. Beat the egg white with 1 Tbsp water and dip the nuts into it.
  2. Roll them in the mixed sugar, salt, and cinnamon, spread on a cookie sheet, and bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. Let cool; store in the refrigerator.


  1. You're right, these would be great to keep on hand to add in to cookies. Or on top of ice cream! Yum.

  2. I would not share these with my neighbors. Hell, I might not even share with my husband :) They're all mine!

  3. Hee have a sweet sack o' nuts. ;)

  4. i like nuts. heh.

    i used to be addicted to these things called "mashuga nuts" and this recipe seems very close to what they were/are. maybe i'll give it a shot!