Monday, December 3, 2012
Peanut Brittle Tradition
The holiday season is always a time for baking and candy making at my folks house. This year I got to help Mom make some peanut brittle. I managed to not burn myself by pouring molten sugar and nuts down my leg and it ended up tasting great as well. A win, win!
Here's Mom's recipe.
2 cups of raw peanuts, with skins on
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Karo syrup
1 tsp of baking soda
Before you start cover a cookie sheet with foil and grease it with butter. You need to do this first so its ready for the molten (straight out of a volcano) sugar and peanuts that will arrive shortly.
Mom uses a well seasoned cast iron skillet and we assume other pans work as well and might even be easier than lifting the heavy skillet, but the danger is part of the fun ; )