The cashew is a peculiar nut. It grows wild in steamy tropical jungles, dangling from the bottom of a fruit, encased in a nasty toxic shell that is used for making drain cleaners and the like.

It roasts and squashes relatively easily and produces a softly textured butter with a slightly sweet flavour.

We don’t add anything to our cashew butter and we recommend you keep it on the top shelf away from the kids. It’s more than just moreish and just a teaspoon of it squashes that voice in your head that demands sweet satisfaction.