Peanut brittle

IMG_5511.JPGPeanut Brittle

 This recipe is so quick and easy to make. Delicious served as a dessert with coffee or tea, or a midday snack. You’ll have the kids queuing for more at your next Cake and Candy sale.

 Ingredients

 Soft unsalted butter to grease the baking sheet

2 cups sugar

¼ cup water

Pinch salt

1 ½ cups lightly crushed salted peanuts

Vegetable oil to grease the spatula

 Method

  •  Butter a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  •  Stir together sugar, water and salt in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  • Cook over high heat, without stirring for about 3 minutes, until the sugar begins to melt and turns golden.
  • Continue to cook for about 10 minutes,, stirring occasionally until the sugar has melted and the mixture turns golden amber. (Watch carefully as it can burn easily.)
  •  Remove the pan from the heat. Quickly stir in the peanuts.
  • Immediately pour the peanut mixture onto a buttered baking sheet. Spread the mixture to ½ inch (about 1 cm thick), using an oiled metal spatula.
  •  Allow to cool for 15 minutes. And then break the brittle into pieces. *
  • This peanut brittle can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 Tips

Use a medium sized saucepan that does not have a non-stick coating

If you want even peanut brittle squares, cut the peanut brittle into squares after 5 minutes and then allow to cool for a further 10 minutes, The peanut brittle will break up into neat squares.

(Original recipe from Martha Stewart Living, 2005)

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