Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fifth Day of Pumpkin Holiday Cookies, Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle

This brittle recipe from Sunset magazine is easy and the results are professional. My Grandma Spencer made peanut brittle every year and I have only recently started making it myself. It only looks difficult. The article with the recipe recommends testing your candy thermometer, since they are fragile and have a tendency to get thrown around in a drawer. So I did and mine was spot on.

Another thing to remember with candy is to use wooden spoons not rubber spatulas. The recipe has you pour it into a buttered jelly roll pan, but I dumped mine onto a butter marble slab designed for the purpose.

It firms up quickly and is easily broken in pieces.


  1. Because most rubber spatulas cannot take the extreme heat. You pull out the handle and your spatula is half the size it was when you put it in. Oops!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.