Monday, February 10, 2014

Toasted Pecans....

Dean was out of town this past weekend and I planned to get my craft on.  Serious, sit in front of the t. v. and craft. all. weekend.

But instead, I felt sick, like I was trying to fight something off.   So in the morning I made myself a little spoonful of this:
I had read about it last year and boy does it work!  A teaspoon of honey combined with a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Ok so am I the ONLY person alive who doesn't like honey?  It tastes like plastic or wax to me....nasty stuff.  

Anyway, since I didn't feel good enough to craft, I dusted my rooster lamp....with a paint brush.  I surface dust him when cleaning, but dang, those artichokes and feathers are KILLER.   My sister does all her detail dusting with a paint brush and yep, it works.  Look how clean Rocky is!

Then I whipped up a batch of cinnamon/sugar pecans.   My other sister made some that were amazing but couldn't remember how she did it.  These turned out really good....much better than some I made at Christmas with a recipe I had found on line.

So this is what I did:

2 pounds of pecan halves

1 cup sugar 
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon salt 
mix in a baggie and set aside

Melt a 1/2 stick of butter
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
Add 2 egg whites
Stir to combine.  

Then mix the pecans with the wet mixture.  Make sure everything is coated.  Then pour the pecans into the bag of spices and coat well.

Dump them onto a parchment lined pan IN A SINGLE LAYER and bake for an hour at 250 degrees.  I stirred mine a couple times through baking.

These are awesome!  Be careful though because if you don't put them in a single layer, they don't get crunchy, they stay sticky.


Quiltingranny said...

You and me both Val, I do NOT like Honey, but will tolerate it in tea when I am sick! Thanks for the recipe, will have to try it!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

I like honey, but only when it's mixed with something (in tea or on a sandwich with peanut butter). I'm sorry you didn't feel well enough to craft; I hope you're feeling better.
Thanks for the dusting tip and the great recipe :-) Take care.

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