First of all, oops, I couldn’t think of a clever name for this posts. Oh well… Second of all, I realize that this post isn’t the typical DIY project, but to a degree it fits right in. I’ll leave the topicality of this post up in the air. But, I just couldn’t resist; I am who could CANDIED PECANS (choir of angels sing).
I, due to my lack of preparation, only made half of a batch, but will make them again very soon!
- 1 lb of pecans
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg, water, and vanilla extract aggressively until frothy.
- In a smaller mixing bowl combine sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add the pecans to the egg mixture and stir until evenly coated.
- Add half of the sugar mixture and continue to stir until evenly coated; add the remainder of the mixture.
- Lay the pecans on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, if you do not only will they not be as good, but they will be nearly impossible to remove from the parchment paper.
- Allow to cool in an airtight container.
- Enjoy and Share 🙂
Side note: I recently emailed with the creator of You & Mie and I had the wonderful opportunity of asking her a few questions about her blog and tips that she would give to anyone attempting a new DIY project. I asked a few other questions, and found her answers inspiring, but one of my favorite things that she said I wished to share with you: “Part of me wants to say, “Just go for it!” I think that just diving in and allowing yourself to make mistakes and experiment is more valuable than a finished project. But the other part of me is a little more practical, so it wants to tell you that there are lots of resources out there (thank goodness for the world-wide web!) that can help you research tutorials and the best supplies, etc. so that you’ll be successful. Really I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to do it, as long as you go for it and have fun!” I thought this was great advice and I think everyone could benefit from checking out her blog: http://youandmie.com