Melt the butter with the syrup, salt and cayenne pepper in a pan over a gentle heat. Add the pecans and stir to mix, leave them on the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Spread the pecans on a silicon pad, parchment paper, or piece of foil to cool. Arrange the sticky pecans in bowls to serve.
Photograph by Lara Robby/Studio D
Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson(Copyright 2007, Nigella Express, Hyperion, All Rights Reserved)