Spiced nuts

Spiced nuts

Makes 8 paper cones


750g mixed nuts (brazils, walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, peanuts and macadamias)
50g pumpkin seeds
50g sunflower seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tsp sea salt flakes
2 tsp cumin seeds, coarsely ground
1½ tsp paprika
1 rounded tsp celery salt
Freshly ground black pepper


1 Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

2 Tip all the nuts and seeds into a large bowl and drizzle over the olive oil and honey. Add the salt and spices and a generous grinding of black pepper. Mix well to coat evenly the nuts in the spices.

3 Tip the mixture on to a large baking tray and spread level.

4 Roast on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for about 10 min, stirring the mixture regularly so it browns evenly. When the nuts are golden, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Fill home-made cones with spoonfuls of these mixed, spiced nuts, or give them as the perfect little package for cocktail or wine enthusiasts. They will keep for three days in an airtight box.

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