Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Peanut brittle is the perfect sweet snack that'll satisfy your sweet tooth in no time. Mix it up and try it with macadamia nuts instead for a different taste
- Sunflower oil, for greasing
- 75g soft light brown sugar
- 200g caster sugar
- 75g golden syrup
- 25g unsalted butter
- ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch of salt
- 175g shelled and skinned peanuts or macadamia nuts
Although delicious eaten just as it is, brittle would be delicious broken into small pieces and scattered over ice cream or a fudgy, frosted chocolate cake.
- Grease a solid baking sheet with sunflower oil.
- Tip both sugars and the golden syrup into a medium-sized heavy pan. Add 75ml water and stir over a medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the butter and stir until melted.
- Bring the mixture to the boil and continue to cook steadily until the temperature reaches 154°C/310°F on a sugar thermometer.
- Remove from the heat and immediately add the bicarbonate of soda, salt and nuts, stirring well as the mixture foams up.
- Pour on to the baking sheet and spread level with the back of a wooden spoon. Once the brittle is completely cold and hardened, break it into pieces and package in cellophane bags.
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