Peanut Brittle by JerryMichal (Paw Paw)

2 c white sugar
1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c water
1/2 t salt
2T butter
4 c raw shelled peanuts
2 t baking soda

Microwave variation:
1 1/2 c raw shelled peanuts
1 c sugar
1/2 c white corn syrup
1/4 t salt
1 t butter
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda

In a heavy saucepan heat sugar, syrup, water and salt to a rolling boil. Add peanuts. Reduce heat to medium and stir constanty. Cook until syrup spins a thread (293 degrees). Add butter, baking soda and beat rapidly and pour on a buttered surface spreading to 1/4 in thick. When cool break into pieces.

Microwave method is included although he never used it:

In a 1 1/2 qt casserole, stir together the peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt. Cook 8 min on high in microwave stirring well affer 4 min. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 miin longer on high. Add soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking seet and spread thin. When cool break into small pieces and store in airtight contiainer. Makes 1 lb.

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-- RickMach - 08 Feb 2005
Topic revision: r4 - 2006/09/17, RickMach
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