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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Almond Brittle ~
2 cups sugar
1/8 t cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
1 T unsalted butter, cut in 4 pieces
1 cup whole unblanched almonds, toasted
Lightly oil a baking sheet. Oil the back of a wooden
spoon. Set aside. In a large deep heavy saucepan,
combine the sugar, cream of tartar, and water and
bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to
dissolve the sugar. Brush down the sides of the pan
and wet pastry brush to remove any sugar crystals.
Boil, without stirring, 8 to 10 minutes, until the
caramel is a golden amber color (swirl the caramel
in the pan occasionally for even cooking). Immediately
remove the pan from the heat and add the butter and
nuts. Stir carefully with a wooden spoon just until
the almonds are coated with caramel. Working quickly,
pour the caramel onto the prepared baking sheet and,
using the oiled wooden spoon, spread the brittle out
on the sheet, separating any clusters of almonds
(the pan will become very hot). Let cool completely.
Break the cooled brittle into pieces. Serve, or
store in an airtight container at room temperature
for up to 2 weeks.
Makes 1 1/4 lbs candy
For gift giving place candy in a holiday tin.
Decorate tin with country graphics. Embellish
with a homespun-fabric bow. Add gift tag.
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