Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunflower Honey Brittle - Almost Vegan

sunflower honey brittle

Sunflower Honey Brittle
adapted from the urban vegan
makes one 12 x 17-inch sheet

1.5 C granulated sugar
.25 C corn cyrup
.25 C clover honey
1/8 t kosher salt
.25 C water

2.5 C raw, hulled sunflower seeds

1 t vanilla extract
1 t baking soda

Combine sugar, corn syrup, honey, salt and water in a medium saucepot. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Once sugar is dissolved, cover pot and cook for 2 minutes over medium. Alternatively, use a pastry brush to wash down sides of pot with water.

Cook mixture to 240ºF, stirring infrequently and only after the mixture is above 215ºF. Stir in sunflower seeds. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the candy reaches 310ºF.
Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir to combine; a large amoung of foaming will occur. Pour hot candy onto prepared slab or sheet pan. Use prepared spatula to spread brittle to a .25-inch thickness.

Let brittle cool completely before breaking into large pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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