Salted Peanut & Pumpkin Seed Brittle

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If you have a major sweet tooth and have a “salty sugar” craving as much as I did today, then your in luck! This salted peanut and pumpkin seed brittle will be sure to satisfy you and make you feel really happy!

I’m sure we all buy brittle and candied peanut bars but I until today, have never thought to make it. It makes a beautiful gift and I know I will be making more for my friends and family. I’ve adapted this Martha Stewart recipe by adding pumpkin seeds to this brittle. The colours are so divine and once set looks like a stained piece of glass with delicious ingredients emersed into it.

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Hope your having a restful Sunday, much love D x

INGREDIENTS

Unsalted butter for baking sheet
2 cups white sugar
½ cup of water
Pinch of salt
2 cup salted peanuts
½ cup pumpkin seeds not toasted
Sunflower or vegetable oil for metal spatula

TOP TIPS

Have the baking sheet buttered and ready in a oven proof dish

Also pre oil the metal spoon or spatula to avoid a rush at the time of pouring the hot brittle mixture onto the baking sheet

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METHOD

• In a medium saucepan without a non stick coating, stir together sugar, water and salt

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• Cook over a high heat, without stirring until the sugar begins to melt and turn golden

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• Continue to cook over a low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has melted completely and the mixture turns a golden amber colour, approximately 10 minutes

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• Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the peanuts and pumpkin seeds

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• Immediately pour mixture onto a buttered baking sheet. Quickly and carefully spread the brittle out to 1 cm thickness using an oiled metal large spoon or spatula

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• Leave aside to cool completely for about 20 minutes and then break the brittle into shards or pieces

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Coriander, chilli & garlic focaccia

Seriously comforting with a bowl of soup in this cold weather! Enjoy, Much love D x

Shivaay Delights

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When we went to Rome for our honeymoon, I remember we were ravishingly hungry and we came across a beautiful quaint panettaria where they were selling this amazing classic focaccia bread. I requested mine simply to be filled with melted cheese and tomato and what a great choice. The focaccia sandwich was soo delicious. The tomatoes in Italy are really quite something else with this moist, soft airy bread! I was in heaven!

I’ve made focaccia once before with rosemary but this time wanted to mix up the flavours a little. As you know from past posts I love chilli and wanted to give this loaf a little heat plus the aroma of coriander really carries this wonderful bread.

I’m going to love you and and leave you as I’m about to recreate my honeymoon sandwich! See you soon! Happy baking! x

INGREDIENTS

500g strong bread flour
2 packets of…

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