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Peanut Brittle

6 Nov

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Peanut Brittle.

This is a quick and tasty brittle made with peanuts. Raw peanuts are roasted till golden brown and ground into coarse powder. Sugar is melted into syrup without using any water. Peanuts powder is mixed with the syrup and poured on a greased plate to harden.
Makes: around 10 (2 x2 inch) pieces of Peanut Brittle.

Ingredients:

Peanut Powder 1/2 Cup
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Ghee few Drops

Method of preparation:

Grease a glass flat dish with ghee.
Alternatively use the counter top in the kitchen to do the same.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds on the ghee.

Roast the raw peanuts on heavy bottomed pan till golden in color.
Cool the roasted peanuts to room temperature and grind them into coarse powder using a spice blender.

Heat a heavy bottomed vessel like a thick pressure cooker on medium high heat.
Add sugar and stir till the sugar just melts without any particles left.
Immediately stir in the peanuts powder and remove from heat.
Immediately pour the mixture onto the greased plate and trowel to equally flatten the mixture.
You can also use a flat bowl greased with ghee to press the mixture uniformly.
Let the mixture cool completely to room temperature (around 5 minutes).
Break the solidified mixture into pieces or cut them into squares.
Store peanut brittle in a dry jar and it stays fresh for couple of months.
Notes: Make sure not to delay the process once the sugar melts.

Suggestions: If the sugar doesn’t melt quickly, increase the heat but make sure to stir and use a heavy bottomed vessel.
Variations: You can also look at the recipes made with peanuts here.
Other Names: Peanut Brittle.