Peanut Brittle – Recipe

So simple to make, especially for a quick and easy make, but a bit of a nightmare to clean the pan afterwards!

If you are looking for a traditional peanut brittle recipe, look no further.  This recipe literally has only two ingredients…  Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is also (relatively) healthy.

Ingredients

 

120g granulated or caster sugar

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120g peanuts (shelled and “skinned”)

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The above ingredients are so versatile…  It is literally the same amount of sugar to peanuts, or you can really push the boat out and use cashews (yummy)!

Method

  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof / baking paper.

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  • Measure out your sugar, and put in a thick-based saucepan, over a low-medium heat.  Try not to stir the sugar until it starts turning in to liquid…  Instead, move the pan in a circular motion to move the sugar around.

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  • When the sugar starts to melt, it will start turning in to a caramel colour…  Stir, using a metal spoon until all of the sugar has completely melted.

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  • Turn off the heat, and remove the pan to a “cool”, but heat-proof surface.
  • Add the peanuts directly to the syrup that you have made, and continue stirring, until all the peanuts have melded together, and it becomes difficult to stir any more.

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  • Spoon the mixture out on to the already lined baking tray.  Try to level out the mixture as you go, so it is only “one peanut high”.

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  • Leave to cool completely before you break it up to enjoy.

NOTE:

Melted sugar is basically lava.  DO NOT allow any children to come in to contact with it until it is fully cooled.

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Homemade Honeycomb / Sponge / Cinder Toffee – Pic heavy

I have never in my life had a recipe so tasty, yet so easy (and quick!) to make.  This takes approximately 10 minutes from gathering the ingredients, weighing, making, and pouring.  The only thing that takes the time is after it has been poured in to the tin, as it can take 1 to 1 and a half hours to ‘set’ before you’re able to snap it up to enjoy.  Anyway…

Ingredients:

Butter (for greasing)

200g caster sugar

5 tbsp golden syrup

2 tsp bicarb soda

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Method:

1.  Grease a 20cm square tin (or line with greaseproof / baking paper).

2.  Put the sugar and syrup in to a deep pan, and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Try not to let the mixture bubble.

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3.  Once the sugar crystals have melted, turn up the heat and allow to boil (whilst stirring continuously) until the mixture becomes an amber colour.

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4.  Remove the pan from the heat, and using a wooden spoon, QUICKY beat in the bicarb soda until you can no longer see the powder.  Be careful, as the mixture will start to foam, and will burn you if it touches you.

5.  Scrape the mixture in to your greased / lined tin and allow time for it to harden (around 1 to 1 and a half hours or so).  Do NOT put it in the fridge.

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6.  When the mixture has set fully, you’ll be able to tip it out of the tin, and break / snap it up to serve as a treat, bag up as a gift, or to scoff the lot yourself 🙂

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I turn around for 2 seconds, whilst I go and find my gift bags, only to find this little Gning running off with the honeycomb..!!

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Ready to give as gifts…

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