Sooo has anyone else realised that all 6 seasons of Xena are on Netflix? I’m still on the first season but my crush on Lucy Lawless is well underway. I’m also in disbelief that it was aired right after school in the afternoon, so many sexual references! Xena and Hercules are also fun to watch because of the number of Australian and New Zealand actors who played bit parts before they got famous (and before they could act, ZING!).
Of course Xena has nothing to do with this praline, I’m just spreading the good word. I have doubled the original recipe because you need half for you and the other half for making friends, bribes etc. Sprankle over ice cream, fold into brownies or eat straight from the oven tray. Bonus points for being vegan and gluten free.
Salty Almond Praline
2 cups whole almonds
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp brown sugar
sea salt to taste (I started with 1/2 tsp)
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, taste and adjust the flavours to your preference.
Spread evenly onto your prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 8 minutes.
Remove the tray and mix the nuts, spread out evenly and bake for another 6 minutes.
Remove from the oven, give the nuts a final stir and set aside to cool completely.
Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.