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Almonds and Thyme Crunch

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Crunchy bonbons made of toasted almonds with a hint of thyme.

For 20 bonbons :

  • 90g toasted almonds
  • 15cl thyme syrup
  • 60g sugar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 40g icing sugar

Almonds and Thyme Crunch

  1. Toast the almonds and cut in two.
  2. Melt the sugar in a pan with the thyme syrup.  Bring to the boil, then add the almonds, mixing well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Boil for about 10 – 15 mins.  The syrup will thicken and become pale.  At this point, turn off the heat, add the oil and mix well.
  4. Lay small heaps of the mixture on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.  This should be done quickly as the mixture does not take long to harden.
  5. Oil your hands and form the heaps into shapes as you like, then sprinkle with icing sugar.

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These sweets will keep for up to a week in a sealed tin.  To be eaten like bonbons with all the added goodness of almonds and thyme.

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