When I went to pick it up Peanut Brittle Man was in the kitchen stirring away, and I was lucky enough to watch him at work. This was one of those times it was a very good thing to have a camera along.
The recipe is from his mother-in-law who has been making this same peanut brittle for 60 years. The ingredients are few: Karo syrup, raw peanuts, margarine, sugar and baking powder, all carefully measured and added at precise times in the cooking process.
Peanut Brittle Man explained that he wanted every batch to be the same which meant cooking at a consistent temperature. How does that happen? He painted little marks on the stove dial to ensure accuracy in each step of the process. Pretty clever, I’d say.
Finally, the finished brittle is packaged for all the folks who are beating down the door to claim their share. With mine in hand, I’m trying to figure out how to keep the hubby from eating it all. I might have to put a container back just for me or maybe I’ll share a piece or two with you.
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