Monday, March 20, 2006

Elizabeth's Peanut Brittle

2 cups sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon baking soda

1. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside. Measure peanuts and butter, and set them aside ready to use. Have baking soda and a measuring spoon ready.
2. Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a flat-bottomed, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook to soft ball stage (235°).
3. Stir in raw peanuts, and butter, and cook to hard crack stage (300°).
4. Remove from heat and quickly add baking soda. Stir briskly, just long enough to blend.
5. Quickly pour candy onto prepared pan and spread as thin as possible. Cool, crack into pieces and store tightly covered in a cool place.

A recipe from my mother-in-law, Elizabeth Netz. It would be a good idea to protect your hands with oven mitts while working with the hot liquid.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)