Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Candied Walnuts

It has been raining cats and dogs today, it really is not helping my already very down and moody mood. Baby A has been waking me up several times every nights for more than 2 weeks now, I have ruled out teething, sickness and even grow spurt... It is really tough living with broken sleeps every day.

This morning after sending baby A to the daycare, I came home planning to work on some paper. So I switch on my laptop and begin to work, out of sudden I just could not proceed anymore, I could not even look at my computer screen. All I wanted was to rest. I switch off my laptop and went to bed, after about half an hour of tossing and turning, I just got more irritated and tired. I was probably so severely sleep deprived that my body doesn't know how to relax and just rest.

So I get up and made this candy, cooking is always therapeutic for me, seeing my own creation just make me forget about things in life for a bit. When I was done, I went to bed relaxed and manage to nap for 45 minutes. Life is great again!

450 gm of Walnuts
50 gm of seasme (Roasted) Optional
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of water

1. Microwave walnuts in few batches for about 2 minutes each, spread it out and let cold.

2. In a cooking pan/wok, add sugar, 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of butter, bring to boil and keep stirring at medium heat until the syrup thicken and show big bubbles (as shown in the picture).

3. Add walnuts and sesame and continue stirring until all walnuts evenly coated with syrup. Dish out, Spread the walnuts out on a piece of parchment paper and let it cold down before storing.

中文 -- 焦糖核桃

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