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Honey-Glazed Gozinaki Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of walnuts
- 1 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt

Special equipment needed:
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until fragrant and lightly browned.
3. In a saucepan, combine the honey, sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
4. Add the toasted walnuts to the honey mixture and stir until the nuts are well coated.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnut mixture evenly over the paper.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the mixture is golden brown and bubbling.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
8. Cut the gozinaki into small squares or diamonds while still warm.
9. Let the gozinaki cool completely before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Serving size:
Makes about 20 pieces.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 10mg
Sugar: 15g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.
- Maple syrup can be used instead of honey.

- Add dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries, to the mixture before baking.
- Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the gozinaki before baking for a sweet and salty flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a sharp knife to cut the gozinaki while it is still warm.
- Store the gozinaki in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Storage instructions:
Store the gozinaki in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Reheating instructions:
The gozinaki can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the gozinaki on a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Garnish with fresh mint leaves or edible flowers.

Serve with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with fresh fruit or a cheese plate.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the gozinaki is too sticky, add more nuts to the mixture. If it is too dry, add more honey.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use fresh ingredients and store the gozinaki in an airtight container to prevent spoilage.

Food history:
Gozinaki is a traditional Georgian candy made with honey and nuts.

Flavor profiles:
Sweet, nutty, and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a dessert or a snack.

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Region: Georgian

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Sticky, Honeyed