Saturday, 15 January 2011

Almond crunch

This recipe came from my mother-in-law. I make several batches of it every year to use as Christmas gifts, and often take it as a gift for the hosts when we are invited to someone's home for dinner. It makes a pleasant change from a bottle of wine or a bunch of chrisanths.

The recipe is for a single batch. I usually make a double batch at a time.

250ml blanched, flaked almonds (not the toasted kind)
125ml sugar
30ml butter
2.5ml vanilla extract

Before you start, it's a good idea to spread a sheet of foil/baking parchment on the counter - you will need this later
  • Heat the sugar, butter and almonds in a heavy based skillet/frying pan over a medium heat
  • Stir constantly until sugar is golden and almonds are toasted
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla
  • Spread onto a sheet of foil/baking parchment
  • Sprinkle with salt to taste
  • Leave to cool
  • Break into clusters


  1. This one I will save and try. I know your mom in law, she is a legend when it comes to this kind of stuff.