It has literally three ingredients: water, sugar, and almonds:
This is what it’s meant to look like:
This is what my first attempt looked like:
The problems were:
- Being a bit scared of ruining the pan by overcooking the sugar (I’m told this isn’t a thing) and so taking it off early.
- Ignoring the ‘don’t stir’ instruction because of panic and stirring it a lot (the stirring creates ‘nucleation’ points for the crystals to form.
The second attempt (with a bit more bravery and much less stirring looked like this:
I’m extremely happy with how it came out (although I do think I let the sugar go a little too far).
It was a nice exercise to get me comfortable with the idea of doing the wide range of things that one does with sugar-water-boil and I’m looking forward to doing more like it.
It was blitzed in the blender and I used it as a topping for my home made ice-cream.