Cashew Nut Brittle

admin, June 11, 2014

 

Serving size: 1 pound

Ingredients:

  1. 7 ounces of caster sugar (1 cup)
  2. 4 fluid ounces of golden syrup (1/2 cup, can use light corn syrup)
  3. 8 ounces of whole salted cashews (2 cups)
    (crush them a bit with your hands so that some are whole and some are broken)
  4. 1 tsp unsalted butter
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

Directions:

Butter a large shallow baking tin and set aside.Place the sugar and golden syrup into a deep 2 litre glass casserole dish. Stir together with a fork. Place in the microwave, uncovered. cook on high for 4 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir in the cashew nuts. Return to the microwave and cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes. The time depends on the strength of your microwave. The nuts should only be light brown. Remove from the microwave and stir in the butter and vanilla. Return once again to the microwave and cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes longer, again this timing depends on the strength of your microwave. Remove from the microwave and carefully stir in the soda, mixing it in well. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out thin with a fork. Allow to cool and harden for about 60 minutes before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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