Nut Brittle


Ingredients:

Mixed Nuts (Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew nuts) – 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus – 2 tbsp
Cardamoms – 4 -5
Sugar – 1 Cup
Ghee Clarified Butter ( ghee)- 1 tbsp

Method:

1. Slice all mixed nuts. Powder the Cardamom seeds.
2. In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee and sugar. On low heat melt the sugar.
3. When the sugar is melted and caramelized to a light brown color add the sliced mixed nuts, Khus Khus, and powdered cardamoms. Mix till nuts are coated well with the caramelized sugar.
4. Pour this mixture onto the back of a thali/ greased plate or on a rolling board.
5. Using the back side (flat side) of a cup, flatten the mixture like a thick chapatti or disc. You can use a rolling pin to roll the mixture. This has to be done very quickly as the mixture begins to harden as soon as it is removed from heat.
6. Before mixture begins to set score lines where you want to break the varo as this will make it easier to get uniform size pieces when set as Varo will break on the scored lines .
7. Leave the rolled Varo to set for some time.

Break into pieces and store in air tight containers

Overnight Muesli Breakfast

Fancy a breakfast that is high in protein but also tasty? Well try this overnight muesli breakfast. This has become a favourite with my family!

It’s ideal for people who are always in a rush and like to have breakfast on the go. Just prepare this overnight in a plastic container and take it with you when you leave for work in the morning. I often take this with me to the office and have it as a treat after my lunch.

Ingredients for 1 serving
Preparation time 5 minutes

All measurements are estimates and can be changed to suit your taste.

2 -3 tablespoons Jam (Any flavour will do – we used blackcurrant jam)
1 cup of Greek Style Yogurt (I used the light version)
½ cup of any Muesli (We used Swiss Style Berry Muesli with no added sugar)
1 tablespoon of Organic Sprouted Flax Powder (available at most health food stores)
1 tablespoon Honey (optional)
10-12 Cashew Nuts
5-6 sliced Almonds

Method:

You can use any combination to mix this breakfast. This is my suggestion

1. Take a small bowl or glass and add 2 tablespoons of jam at the bottom.

2. Top this with 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt, followed by a similar amount of muesli.

3. Top this with another layer of yogurt, followed by sprouted flax powder and top it with more muesli.

4. Add the honey to this mixture and layer it with more yogurt.

5. Add a tablespoon of jam on top of the yogurt.

6. Garnish this with a layer of cashews.

7. Finish the preparation with some almonds and cover the dish with plastic wrap and keep it overnight in the fridge.

8. Breakfast is ready to enjoy in the morning.

Moroccan Roasted Almonds

Salted crispy almonds that you will not be able to stop munching.

Preparation Time 5 minutes
Baking time -20 minutes
Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

240g / 8 oz Almonds
1 tablespoon salt

Method:

1. Wash the almonds and drain them .
2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F.
3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and sprinkle half the salt on it.
4. Spread out the almonds in thin layer over the salt and sprinkle the remaining salt over them.
5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Almonds should be crisp with a white salty crust.