If you're anything like me (and I hope to god you're not, poor things) you inhale nuts. Like, fully inhale. As in, the can has been opened, your eyes roll back in your head like a Great White and five minutes later you're slumped over, panting, with the tin, now empty, rolling at your feet.
Now, nuts here are expensive. A 250g baggie of almonds is about €4, which is anal rape pricing. (Anal rape, inhaling nuts...I can't wait to see what google search terms lead people to my blog accidentally.). If you want the sweet or salty roasty kind, it's even worse. In some places it's the Planters tins from America, but because they are imported, the price has been jacked up to 8 or 9 Euro. Scandalous! [Subnote: I saw a pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts in a drug store here for €9,30. I'm not making that up. At least I can't afford to pig out and get really meatbally in this city.] Something needed to be done.
Thanks to wonder that is Amazon (I know they're supposed to be evil employers and tax dodgers but come on, 3kg of nuts for 13 pounds with free shipping? Tax schmax!) I ordered a bunch of nuts and got to work. The ones I made were cinnilla (I actually cringe as I typed this word)- almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts with cinnamon and vanilla. You just mix a bunch of nuts together, add an egg white, a bit of almond meal, some cinnamon and a few drop sof vanilla. Mix it all up, spread on a baking tray and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until roasty and crispy! If you want to, you could add sugar for a really sweet crunch! Who's laughing now, French nut importers? THE DAY IS MINE!
No baddie ingredients, no bum-splitting price tag, and bonus- the whole house will smell like Christmas baking the whole day! Just try not to eat the whole lot at once. Like someone around here.