4 cups mixed nuts
1 egg white
1 heaping Tablespoon grainy mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly whisk egg white and add mustard, sugar, cayenne and salt to taste. Add nuts and toss well to cover. Spread out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until nuts are lightly browned.
My favourite dessert is a thick slice of just-baked pie, with apples fresh from our local orchard, and still warm from the oven. But I’m always careful to save a thick wedge because I believe apple pie is at its best the next morning for breakfast. I prefer an easy-to-make butter pastry crust. Its secret is frozen butter, which adds flavour and is much easier than shortening to “cut” into the flour.