Wednesday, January 6, 2010


My Special Peanut Brittle

1.5-teaspoons baking soda
1-teaspoon water
1-teaspoon vanilla 1.5 cups of sugar
1 cup of water 1 cup of light corn syrup
3 tablespoons stick margarine of butter
1 pound of shelled unroasted peanuts

First you heat the oven to 200 degrees grease 2 cookie sheets, with butter and keep the oven warm. Then mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon of water and vanilla, set aside then you mix sugar, 1 cup of water and the corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally. Next you will stir the butter and peanuts. Cook, stirring constantly to 30 degrees, (don’t let it burn) quickly stirs into baking soda mix until light and foamy. Lastly you will pour half the candy mixture onto each cookie sheet and quickly spread with buttered spatula. Cool completely or put in freezer for faster then once it is cool you break into pieces. This is how I make my special dessert!!

The story behind my Special Peanut Brittle

My aunt Jodie has the best peanut brittle; she may not cook it as well as the Amish, but that’s ok. It's still good, and it's always been there for all the kids when we would go up there.
I remember when I was like 9 years old, we would go over to Jodie's, and we would always want to bake peanut brittle. Her kitchen would always be messy by the end of the day and every once a month, Jack would come in and say, “Kids and their peanut brittle!” Now that we're older and as Jack would say, “ Better things to do,” we don’t go there as much, so Aunt Jodie makes it herself and will send it to us.
There is nothing more delicious than Aunt Jodie's peanut brittle; it leaves a mouth watering and a tummy rumbling feeling when you put it in the oven to bake or even when you're baking it and waiting for it to be done.

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