Candied Almonds

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By Ben Shewry

Published 2012

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  • 40 g ( oz/¼ cup) organic raw almonds
  • 100 g ( oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 80 ml ( fl oz/ cup) water


Use a mandoline to slice the almonds widthways into small even shavings.

Bring the sugar and water to the boil in a small saucepan. Add the almonds and simmer for 5 minutes or until they are slightly translucent. Drain in a small metal sieve and discard the syrup.

Carefully arrange the shavings, one slice at a time, on a silicone baking mat on a dehydrator rack. Place in a food dehydrator* at 60°C (140°F) for 5 hours or until crisp.