Peanut Brittle

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Anna Free, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Anna Free

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    Peanut Brittle

    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup water
    1 cup peanuts
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 teaspoon baking soda

    Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
    In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil, sugar,
    corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in
    peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking. Stir
    frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or
    until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates
    into hard and brittle threads.
    Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter or margarine and baking soda;
    pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture
    into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

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