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Caramelized almonds: a sweet for the holidays

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The caramelized almonds are bonbon bonkers one pulls the other with an almond heart wrapped in sugar and herbs. The recipe is simple, made in a few minutes, and your home will smell with a sweet scent. They can be an idea for a homemade gift that will make your friends and relatives greedy.

RECIPE

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INGREDIENTS:

250 g. of Almonds

250 g. of sugar

100 ml of water

Cinnamon (optional)

 

PREPARATION

To prepare the caramelized almonds, place the almonds in a double-wide, non-stick frying pan. Pour the water, cinnamon, and sugar and turn it on a medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, and after 3-4 minutes, after boiling, you will see that the sugar will begin to crystallize and will stick to your almonds.

It is required to extinguish the fire as soon as the sugar is attached to your almonds. Otherwise, the sugar will melt again, and it won’t be possible to go back because it will no longer crystallize (the caramel must not smoke or become too dark). Almonds will be ready when they come off one another. After cooking, place them on a cold surface and let them cool before consuming them.

You can store the almonds for several days in a sterilized tin or tin.


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ONE MORE TOUCH

You can add, in addition to cinnamon, fragrant aromas such as orange peel or lemon, cocoa, vanilla, cloves, honey. Besides the almonds, you can caramelize hazelnuts, walnuts, peanuts and other dried fruit.

CURIOSITY ON THE CARAMELIZED ALMONDS

In Italy, caramelized almonds are called “addormentasuocera” (put asleep the mother-in-law), their curious name reminds us of ancient traditions. They are called thus because once the mother-in-law is trying to munch on these delicious treats had a full mouth and could not interfere with family discussions. A nice greedy idea and cunning. You can find the”addormentasuocera” during local festivals, at the amusement park in Italian villages; it releases that pleasant smell in the air that recalls childhood, parties, and traditions.

Try them and let us know what you think.

The Mash&Co Team wishes you Happy Holidays!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Letizia Grasso, Educationalist
“All grown-ups were children, but few of them remember it” This phrase is engraved on my heart. The child who marvels at small things is always with me. I firmly believe that the school should focus on self-construction of knowledge through direct contact with the outside world and, therefore, through the experiences of life. A school open to life and from life itself learns. A school that teaches to observe every little thing, to wonder and to ask questions. A school that forms adults who know how to reflect and put into a relationship the mind and heart.”