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  • 300g cashew nuts
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 150g butter
  • sea salt flakes


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Scatter the nuts onto a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes, tossing regularly until brown, then spread evenly on a piece of baking paper on a large baking tray.

  • STEP 2

    Put the sugar, butter and 125ml water in a large pan and heat gently until melted. Turn up the heat until the mixture is bubbling, then leave to cook until it has turned a rich golden brown – this will take about 20 minutes, depending on the heat.

  • STEP 3

    Keep a close eye on the pan and give it a stir every now and then. Once the mixture is golden brown, remove from the heat and pour straight over the cashews.

  • STEP 4

    Sprinkle generously with sea salt flakes. Leave to set before breaking into shards and packaging it.


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