These Nigella-inspired caramelized nuts are a real Christmasy thing to prepare and enjoy. I use them also to decorate and fill pralines or breakfast croissants. Warning: they are highly addictive and one is never enough.
50 g butter 1 dl maple syrup 1,5 teaspoons salt 0,5 teaspoon cayenne pepper 7 dl pecan halves, almonds, walnuts - you pick
Melt the butter with the maple syrup, salt and cayenne pepper in a pan over a gentle heat. Add the nuts and stir to mix, leave them on the heat for 2-3 minutes. Spread the nuts on parchment paper to cool, then place in a pretty bowl to serve.