Caramelised Almonds

Servings: 20
Ingredients

1½ cups of blanched, chopped almonds
½ cup of fresh butter
1 cup of sugar
½ cup of water
3-5 tsp of lemon juice

Procedure

1.  Melt the butter in a non-stick pan and brown the almonds for approximately 10 minutes.

2.  In a heavy based frying pan, combine the sugar, water and lemon juice, and bring to a boil; cook until the mixture becomes a golden caramel.

3.  Add the almonds and mix with a wooden spoon.

4.  When the caramel starts to deepen in colour, remove from heat and pour onto a greased, marble surface 

5.  Spread the mixture out evenly with a spatula and allow to cool completely.

6.  Break into different sized pieces and store in a glass jar.

Tips
If you do not have a marble surface, use aluminum foil