Christmas Project Number 3 – The Pecans

It’s time to get baking…

Sunday was Christmas baking day. I made my last minute Christmas cake which I love as it doesn’t have to be made months in advance (plus I tweak the ingredients as I am not a fan of mixed peel) and also some cinnamon sugar pecans.

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I used the following recipe:

1 egg whites
1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 tablespoon water
200g pecan halves
100g sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix the egg white, vanilla extract and water in one food bag.
In a second food bag mix the sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Pour the pecans into the bag with all the liquid ingredients, seal it up and give it a good shake to make sure they are all completely covered. Now transfer the pecans into the bag of dry ingredients, seal it up and give it another good shake until all pecans have a nice coating on them.
Transfer onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper (don’t skip the paper like I did or you will end up with some very stuck pecans!).
Bake in the oven at 120 degrees Celsius for 1 hour. Make sure you stir roughly every 15 minutes to make sure they bake evenly.
Once fully cooled they are ready to package and gift (or eat if they are just too good for you to pass on).
I popped mine in a glass jar and decorated with some festive ribbons plus a little gold reindeer tag I also made while these were baking…
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This recipe can be easily doubled to make more if necessary. Which I highly recommend if these are intended as a gift as you will definitely want to keep some for yourself once you taste them.
B x
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