This makes for a perfect hostess gift, packed tightly in a mason jar, with a nice card with instructions on using it.
Use all nuts in raw form unless specified. Also, they should all be unsalted.2 cups almonds
2 cups cashews
2 cups walnuts, very lightly toasted
1 cup pistachios
1 cup flax seeds, toasted until they start popping.
2 tbsp cardamom seeds (not pods, but seeds)
3/4 whole nutmeg
1 really big pinch saffron
2 1/2 cups sugar
In a food processor, grind each nut separately until fine or coarse. Towards the end, add a quarter cup of sugar for each cup of nut to aid grinding. The nuts
Should not turn to butter. Grind flax seeds finely in a grinder or magic bullet. Grind each of the spice separately with a couple of tablespoon of sugar in a spice grinder. Mix everything together nicely and pack in air tight container.
For serving: mix 2-3 tbsp of powder with a cup of milk. Microwave for a minute, let steep for 30 sec and enjoy.