Pasta Nests with Pistachio Nuts and Toffee

Pasta Nests with Pistachio Nuts and Toffee

Posted 2015-07-02 by finyfollow


This recipe uses angel hair pasta which is sometimes known as Capelli d'Angelo, and the pack I bought was capellini.

I have not tried this recipe before and having eaten a whole one after dinner, it is one I will make next time I have visitors.

I baked the pasta to make it crunchy and then made a toffee which soaked into the nests, and this recipe is well worth the effort to make something different.

STUNNING, if that is a word I can use for food!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 2 large servings

Ingredients
125g angel hair pasta/Capellini
50 g butter
¾ cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
50g coconut sugar
50g honey
1 tsp lemon juice
75 ml water
Cream or yoghurt to serve (optional)

Method
  • Drop the pasta into boiling salted water and cook for about 1 - 2 minutes till JUST soft but not al dente (cook less than the packet instructions).
  • Preheat oven to 160° fan forced.
  • Drain and leave aside.
  • Using 2 ramekins (mine were quite large and oval), divide the pasta into four. Put one lot each in the ramekins, and press down slightly.



  • Top each one with half the pistachios.



  • Add the balance of the pasta on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.



  • Meanwhile, put the honey, sugar and water into a pan, and bring slowly to the boil. Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved, and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and simmer for a further 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Carefully lift the angel hair nests out of the ramekin (I used a thin spatula), and place onto your serving dishes.
  • Pour over the toffee.



  • Put the remaining pistachios over this and leave to cool.
  • Serve with cream or yoghurt.



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