Sweet and salty crunchy coated nuts
about 750g of various nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews)
150g unrefined sugar
1 tsp ground cardamom
a pinch of smoked paprika or chilli powder
200ml ground almonds
2 - 3 tsp salt flakes
Heat sugar and 100ml water until all sugar has melted. Add cardamom, paprika and all the nuts and cook, stirring, for a good 5 to 7 minutes.
Turn the heat down, add the ground almonds and stir. Add a splash of water if it looks too dry to stick. Add salt and mix very thoroughly through.
If you are satisfied with the flavour, spread the mass on a baking sheet in a aingle even layer. Separate very large clusters using two forks. Dry in a 90C oven for about half an hour.