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Sunday, October 29, 2006 Delicious Gifts Ideas from the Kitchen - Butter Rum Cashews

Submitted by Christi

These would be wonderful stored in a cutesy gift tin, lined with waxed or parchment paper. I think you could get creative and also create butter rum nuts with pecans, almonds, or any other type of nut.

1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup rum
2 cups cashews, whole and unsalted
2 ounces butter

Generously oil a baking sheet and set aside. Bring the sugar and rum to
boil in a saucepan. Cook for 3 minutes, until candy thermometer reads
234 degrees F. Remove from heat and add the cashews, stirring constantly
to coat with syrup. The sugar
will become white and grainy after about 30 seconds. Return saucepan to
heat and re-melt sugar, adding a few drops of water if needed. Watch
carefully - do not burn. When the syrup has turned a rich caramel color,
about 2 minutes, and the nuts sound hollow at the tap of a spoon, remove
from heat and stir in butter. Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet,
spreading out in one layer, separating any pieces that are stuck
together. Cool completely. Store airtight for 2 weeks. Yield: 2 cups

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