Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Holiday Cashews are back for Christmas

 On a cold day try warm spiced cashews
 With the Christmas season in full swing I thought I would repost this holiday treat. It is the perfect little nibble to put out at your next festive gathering.The only problem will be keeping them from being devoured long enough to serve to your guests. These would also make a lovely present placed in a decorative container and given to your favorite nut lover.
     It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to a relationship you will treasure for the rest of your lives. I'm sure it will grace many of your holiday tables and gift baskets this Christmas and Thanksgiving season. 
They smell as good as they look
      This is a recipe I discovered through an idol of mine, Ina Garten who I absolutely adore. She inspires me in so many ways and I've been pleased with every recipe of hers that I have ever tried. She says this is almost identical to the bar nuts at the Union Square Cafe in New York and included in their cookbook.

     I love serving these at parties and bringing them as hostess gifts during the holiday party season.

1 1/4 lbs.   cashews
2 tbs.       chopped fresh rosemary leaves 
1/2 tsp     cayenne pepper
2 tsp        dark brown sugar 
2 tsp          kosher salt 
1 tbs         melted butter
Place the nuts on a baking sheet & bake for about 
10 minutes in a 375 degree oven
till they are nice and warm  
Combine the rosemary, the sugar,the cayenne, the kosher salt and the melted butter in a big bowl.  mix well
When the nuts are done add the warm nuts to the bowl of herbs spices and butter and mix well.

When I have guests I serve these nuts warm.
Happy holidays to one and all! 

Here is a link to the original  recipe

1 comment:

Authentic Haven Brand said...

Yummmmy thank you for the post...I'll try them out on company I have coming to visit soon : ) Annie