Friday, February 26, 2016

Holiday Time Recipes - Victoria Brittle

Hello all.  I am back this month to share with you a family recipe that is delicious to eat and a tradition in our household.

I am NOT a candy maker, and truth be told, I still have not mastered this recipe. While the ingredients are simple, in order for brittle to come out perfectly, the temperature of the candy must be just right. I highly recommend a candy thermometer if this is the first time making brittle.

You will need:
  • 1 C blanched almonds, toasted and chopped finely
  • 1 C butter
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C unblanched almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate

  • Prepare almonds and set aside
  • Melt butter n 2 quart saucepan.
  • Add sugar and unblanched almonds and cook over medium heat stirring constantly with wooden spoon.
  • Cook until sugar has carmelized (approx 15 minutes)
  • Add vanilla and turn out immediately onto a buttered 9 x 14 inch baking sheet with 4 sides
  • Distribute almonds evenly
  • When cold, spread thinly with melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped almonds
  • When chocolate has hardened, break into pieces
The trick is NOT to under cook or over cook! But once you master this, it will easily become a family favorite!


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