Zesty almond nut brittle

Satisfy a sweet tooth with Jo Pratt's zesty roasted almonds in a caramel crunch coating
By Jo Pratt
Zesty almond nut brittle
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 200 g whole almonds
  • 100 g blanched flaked almonds
  • 450 g granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 oranges, finely grated


1. Set the oven to 180°C/gas 4.

2. Spread the almonds onto a baking sheet. Gently roast in the oven until they are light golden.

3. Put the sugar in a heavy based saucepan and heat until it dissolves to a liquid and turns a golden/amber colour, making sure you swivel the sugar in the pan almost constantly. As soon as you have a sugar caramel remove the pan from the heat and stir in the almonds and orange zest.

4. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and flatten with a spoon slightly. Leave this to cool and sets completely solid, and then it can be broken into shards.

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