Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Using Up - Walnuts

With 3 walnut trees we get a lot of nuts, so the first year we made walnut oil and last year we swapped bags of nuts for wine and honey. We had people drive from an hour north to do this, which I found odd, but when I asked, they said, there were no walnut trees in their area and one couple had even been to house in the past to collect the nuts. We loved doing this as we can offload our mountain of nuts and get goodies in return. But, we still nuts that were cracked 2 years ago, so I made these little raisin and honey biscuits. The recipe only used a sprinkling on the top but it’s a start.

Walnut Biscuits 2
Ingredients Method
100g butter
100g castor sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 egg
50g raisins
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tbsp salt
50g chopped walnuts
Grease or line a couple of baking trays.
Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the honey and the egg and beat well. Add the flour, raisins and salt and mix in well.
Make small balls of the mix, place on the baking trays then press some of the nuts onto the top. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes on Gas4/180c/350f.


  1. We had to cut our huge walnut tree down when we came here, because it was encouraging one of the corners of the house to fall apart. We also have another huge walnut tree in the middle of the woodland, but we can't get to the nuts because of the undergrowth. And then there is a smaller walnut tree on one of our field boundaries, but the sheep and cows eat the nuts before we get to them. So we are walnutless! Which is a shame because I could eat them and eat them and eat them, plus I use them in cooking!

    1. Perhaps a little fence around your easily accessible tree, which will mean you can eat all the nuts you want.

  2. The biscuits look good but I still love just eating the walnuts. Having got through a batch that were darker in colouring that I struggled to break, I am now back to lighter coloured ones that crack easily. I am loving them :-) I also like putting them into vegetarian dishes which I cook from time to time. We will help you out again this year if you have an overflow :-))) Enjoy the spring weather which seems to be arriving Diane xx

    1. You're welcome to some more nuts in the autumn Diane x


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