Spiced Nuts

2 T vegetable oil warm stir pour stir bake 20 minutes at 300°F
1½ t ground cumin  
¼ t cayenne pepper
2½ c (10-12 oz/315 - 375 g) nuts  
2 T granulated sugar  
1 t salt
  1. Preheat an oven to 300°F
  2. Place the nuts in a bowl
  3. Pour the oil into a small, heavy saucepan and place over medium-low heat until warm.
  4. Add the cumin and cayenne and stir until the mixture is aromatic, about 15 seconds
  5. Pour the flavoured oil over the nuts.
  6. Add the sugar and salt and stir to coat evenly
  7. Tranfer the nuts to a baking pan
  8. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are toasted, about 20 minutes
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks

Makes about 2½ cups

They are best served hot, so enclose a gift card saying to spread on a baking sheet and reheat in a 300°F oven for about 5 minutes.

Shamelessly stolen from the Williams-Sonoma Gifts from the Kitchen, recipes by Kristine Kidd