Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring continuously for 4-5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Turn heat to high then bring mixture to the boil. Leave to boil, without stirring for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture turns golden. Take saucepan away from the heat and leave aside to allow the bubbles to subside.
Add almonds and pour the mixture onto prepared baking tray. Leave aside to cool.