Desserts & Baking

Spicy rose-and coconut almonds

5 minutes
15 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Klein Zalze Gamay Rosé

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  • 250 g raw almonds
  • 200 g shaved coconut
  • 2 T Ras el hanout spice mix
  • 1 t dried chilli
  • 1 x 2 cm fresh turmeric piece, grated, or 1 t ground turmeric
  • 65 ml maple syrup
  • 1 T rose syrup
  • Flaked salt, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Combine the almonds, coconut, ras el hanout, chilli, turmeric, maple syrup, rose syrup and salt and place on a baking tray.

3. Place the tray in the oven and roast. Once the coconut and nuts are roasted, remove the tray from the oven, transfer the spicy nuts to a dish and serve.

Cook’s note: Ras el hanout is a North African spice mix that usually contains cardamom, paprika, peppercorns, fenugreek and turmeric, and sometimes dried rosebuds. It can be found at all good delis and spice shops.

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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