Monday, November 30, 2009

Peanut Brittle

This is the time of the year where one of my favorite snacks starts to appear on coffee tables across the country. Peanut Brittle is extremely easy to prepare and makes a great gift for those multiple secret Santa gift exchanges. I made this recipe tonight for a component of our "amuse bouche" (a small bite to excite the palate, courtesy of the chef). The peanut brittle is broken into smaller pieces and topped with a pepper crusted goat cheese truffle. Here is the recipe for peanut brittle in case you want to take a shot at it.
2 cups Granulated Sugar
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Water
2 cups Peanuts (crushed)
2 Tbl Unsalted Butter
2 tsp Baking Soda
Procedure: Mix the sugar, syrup, and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add the peanuts and cook the syrup on high heat until 300 degrees (use a candy thermometer). Remove the pot from the heat and add the butter/baking soda. Mix until smooth and all the butter is melted. Pour the mixture onto a greased sheet pan or a silpat and spread thin with a spatula. Allow to cool before breaking into pieces.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love peanut brittle, but, my teeth aren't so accomodating sometimes. Dominique wants to make Christmas goodies so we will include this with our list of things to make.