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10 walnuts (best if you can get local ones still in their shell)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons water
A small grating fresh nutmeg
1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)
1. Shell the walnuts, put them into a bowl, cover with water and leave to soak for 24 hours.
2. Drain and rinse the walnuts. Pop them into a processor (or mini processor as I do) with the cinnamon and 2 tbsp of the water. Process well. Open the processor, scrape down the sides and add the last tbsp of water. Process again – keep going till it’s really smooth.
3. Take the blade out of the processor and spoon in the optional honey. Grate nutmeg in to taste and stir well.
Pathlesstrodden's ThoughtsBy pathlesstrodden
I'm in Tuscany, Italy and here walnuts and pears are in season at the same time...I’m sure it’s because they taste amazing together!
To celebrate here’s a really simple walnut spread I came up with that goes SO well on sliced up pears. It’s really easy to make, and a smooth and creamy taste experience!
I always soak my walnuts (the colour of the soak water after will explain to you why!), but it is possible to make this spread without pre-soaking – you’d need to add more water at the processing stage to make a smooth paste.
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