Are you looking for an easy holiday gift but you ran out of time to shop? Need something to take to your neighbors, friends or holiday party hostesses? I have a quick and easy solution for you – the MACADAMIA CASHEW & SEA SALT BRITTLE from my dear friend Katherine Harper and her site Gour-Maybe?! It’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s decadent and buttery. It’s easy enough to make large batches for a whole list of friends or a small party. It’s got enough salt to include “salt” in the name of the brittle – so it’s got to be good. This is truly delicious. Most people describe it as “addictive” so be careful when you make it.
The recipe is super easy and you can make this today. Package your gifts and you will be set for the rest of the week. Enjoy! xoxo – Tanya
Macadamia, Cashew and Sea Salt Brittle (gifts 4-6)
(adapted from Macadamia Brittle with Fleur de Sel from Bon Appetit)
You will need:
1 C roasted, salted macadamia nuts – chopped
1 C roasted, salted cashews – chopped
2 tsp baking soda
2 T unsalted butter (chill and dice fine)
1.5 tsp coarse sea salt
1 C water
2 C granulated sugar
4 T light corn syrup
Start by buttering a heavy-duty, non stick large baking sheet. Set aside. Combine chopped nuts, baking soda, sea salt and butter in a bowl. Set aside. In a non-stick medium sauce pan, on medium heat, heat water, sugar and corn syrup. Stir just until sugar dissolves. Do NOT stir after that point or the sugar will crystallize. Let bubble and boil over medium heat until the mixture begins to color. Swirl pan around to ensure it cooks evenly. When entire mixture is a dark amber color, remove from heat and immediately stir in nut mixture. Stir vigorously – the mixture will puff up and then come back down and start to smooth. Pour immediately onto a baking sheet and spread with a stiff spoon or silicon spatula. Let cool, sprinkle with additional sea salt to taste and break into 1-2 inch pieces. Bag in clear bags with waxed tissue and a red bow.
Recipe and photo’s courtesy of Gour-Maybe?Tags: recipe