Those of us who speak British English don't normally use the word candy in the same way as Americans do. Candy is a very particular type of hard sweet made from boiled sugar, and even then it's likely to be called something else.
And we don't eats sweets in this house :(
However all that changed when our son arrived back from Dubai, laden with presents, and one of them I could describe as candied nuts: in this case cashew, sesame and almonds.
fine sugar, 150 grams
thick honey, 3-4 spoonfuls
cooking oil, 100 grams
saffron, one teaspoon
almonds, 150 grams
pistachios, 100 grams
Wash and thinly slice almonds, then allow to dry. Thinly slice pistachios. Mix sugar, honey and oil and cook over high heat stirring occasionally until sugar melts and turns golden.
Add almonds and continue cooking while stirring occasionally until almonds also turn golden. Avoid too much stirring of the mix. Dissolve saffron in a bit of hot water and add to the mix.
Pour some oil on a flat tray and rub over the entire surface. Pour small portions of the mix using a teaspoon on the tray at equal distances so that the portions do not touch. As soon as each portion is poured on the tray, place a few slices of pistachio on top. Allow to cool.
He also brought Turkish Delight which I wouldn't call candy, though I know some people do.
I like it a lot :)
If it hadn't been for those sweet presents, I would have had to tell you all (again) about my husband's unfortunate colour and pattern blindness, which result in these candy striped shirts hiding in the wardrobe.
He still manages to sneak them in when I'm not looking!
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