by Luke Wallis for £6.82
6th June 2006
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1. The ingredients of doom!
Raw monkey nuts and redskin peanuts, skinned. 720g in total.
Caster Sugar 1kg
140g Glucose Syrup
Water 5 ounces
Butter, at room temperature 3 ounces
15ml Vanilla Essence
Caster Sugar: £1.70
Vanilla Essence: Borrowed from the cupboard, free!
Glucose Syrup: £2.80.
A grand total of £6.82.
2. After acquiring all the ingredients we skinned the nuts. Skinning nuts was fun…..but began to hurt the fingers after a while. We also roasted the nuts to make them more edible and to make them easier to skin.
3. We buttered a large baking tray; and set it aside. We then smoothed the surface of the tray and laid the nuts on another baking tray.
4. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan we combine the sugar, syrup, water, and butter.