Yield: Yields 6 cups
This boiled candy is a good one to have in your repertoire because it’s so versatile. Depending on your add-ins, it can be classic or offbeat, sweet or spicy. Be warned that if you’re using red pepper flakes or cracked black pepper, the heat will build as you eat.
Several reviewers below noted that their brittle came out too salty. The test kitchen responds: The Fine Cooking test kitchen mainly relies on Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt for testing, though not all kosher salt crystals are equal. Morton’s Kosher, for example, has a denser flake which, when used in the same volume as the Diamond, is much more powerful. If you’re measuring by volume, 1 Tbs. Morton’s = 1-1/2 Tbs. Diamond. In this recipe, you can be sure you have the right amount by weighing your salt.
Also keep in mind that table salt is even more dense, and using 1-1/2 Tbs. here will render the toffee inedible. Likewise, if you substitute salted butter or salted nuts for unsalted, that will only add to the saltiness.
Love to Cook? Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
I made this with the roasted peanuts and got rave reviews! Weighing the salt and using a candy thermometer it is a wonderful peanut brittle!
This is WAY too salty, and WAY too expensive to throw out. I'm trying hard to stomach it and/or find a way to use it as is and would really appreciate any comments or suggestions, as Fine Cooking doesn't seem to be responding to any of our posts. Thanks!
I had the same results on the salt typo, it should probably have been teaspoons, not tablespoons. I also had the oiliness problem, but I just wiped it off the slab before breaking it up. I would increase the nut quantity by 50-100 percent as well.
Visit the quaint seaside town of Carmel for a coastal episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Curtis Stone joins chefs Justin Cogley and James Syhabout as they forage…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2018 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?