Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A Little Brittle
This is not your ordinary brittle that is made with peanuts, instead this is made with banana chips. I was going to make peanut brittle but as I was getting the ingredients out of the pantry the banana chips caught my eye and I thought why not change the recipe and see what happens.
Well, as you can see it was a success and the brittle tastes absolutely delicious.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup banana chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
Lightly butter a large cookie sheet. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat the first 4 ingredients to boiling, stirring constantly until sugar is completley dissolved. Stir in banana chips. Place a candy thermometer in place and continue to stir frequently until temperture reaches 300 degrees F. A small amount of the mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads, about 20 minutes.
Remove pan from heat, stir in butter and baking soda. Immediately pour on cookie sheet. Stretch mixture across the pan using the back of a spoon.
Cool brittle completely on cookie sheet that is placed on a wire rack. When brittle is cool, using hands break brittle into small pieces.