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Passover Nut Candy

The Ashkenazic Jews call this nuent and use ground walnuts; Middle Eastern Jews call it huzina and make it with ground almonds.

pareve, kosher for Passover

ingredients

makes 48
2 cups honey
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups ground blanched almonds or walnuts
halved walnuts or almonds for decoration

method

1. Rinse an 8 x 12-inch jellyroll pan with cold water; keep damp.

2. In a heavy-based pan, bring the honey and sugar to a boil over high heat, then boil without stirring for 10 minutes.

3. Slowly add the nuts and stir in well.

4. Cook until the syrup registers 238°F on a candy thermometer, then turn the mixture into the dampened pan.

5. As it cools, cut diagonally into diamond shapes, using a sharp knife dipped in cold water.

6. Decorate each diamond with a walnut or almond half.

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