Saturday, November 26, 2005

Holiday Favorites #1: Glazed Almonds

The holidays can be a tough time, when everyone seems to be baking and giving away cookies. These almonds make a wonderful "instead of cookies" holiday gift for your gluten intolerant friends. Just place in a nice jar and they have a sweet snack they can enjoy (but they may have to hide them from the rest of their family.)

Prepare a cookie sheet by covering it with foil and lightly buttering the foil. Place 2 Tbsp. butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 cups whole almonds in a large, sturdy pan (cast iron works well if you have one). Heat on meduim, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and turns a light brown color.(5-7 minutes) Remove from heat and immediately stir in 1 Tbsp. good quality vanilla. (The Real Stuff, not vanilla flavoring). Spread immediately on cookie sheet and allow to cool 1-2 hours. Break apart into small chunks and enjoy. This is such an easy recipe that I always make at least two batches.

THE SHOPPING LIST: (for 1 batch... you may want to double it.)

1. 2 cups whole almonds
2. 2 Tbsp. real butter
3. 1/2 cup sugar
4. 1 Tbsp. real vanilla
5. aluminium foil


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Hey there:

I just saw the mention you put on Pim's list. Congratulations on starting your blog! I don't know if you know about mine, but I'm cooking gluten-free food every day, as well as directing people to good gluten-free recipes. I'll be happy to include some of yours, sometime. Do you have celiac? Do your kids?

This is a great community you've just entered. Welcome.

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Katy said...

Dorrie, I challanged you on Eliza's bread...take a look at the comment. And I love all of your great looking recipes. I just can't figure out where to start!


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