Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Seed Brittle - Baked Sunday Mornings



Another fabulous recipe from Baked Elements!  I was intrigued by the Pumpkin Seed Brittle recipe as I was excitedly skimming the book for the first time I didn't expect to like it as much as I did.  

A seasonal cousin to the classic peanut brittle, this one makes use of raw pumpkin seeds, or pepitas.  I've avoided making brittles in the past and can only assume that the remainder of the recipe is fairly consistent with other recipes. As far as candy making goes, this is pretty easy.   Basically toast the seeds, or buy them pre-toasted, boil some sugar, and spread onto a pan.  Not a candy thermometer in sight.

Let me just say, this stuff is addictive!  Caramely, crunchy, slightly salty, and warm from the addition of cinnamon.  While I appreciate cinnamon, it's not a flavor that I'm particularly drawn too.  Maybe it's the recent drop in temperature outside, but it's the warmth of the cinnamon that keeps me reaching for another piece of this stuff.  

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11 comments:

  1. The cinnamon definitely added a fun twist to the candy. Perfect for this time of year! :)

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  2. Your brittle is a lovely colour. (like a Werther's candy) :o)

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  3. Agree wholeheartedly on the 'addictiveness'. I think I will have to take a tin of this to work with me for my desk! :-)

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  4. Your brittle looks great! I agree about the addictiveness; I am tempted to have a piece whenever I walk into the kitchen.

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  5. I love the color of your brittle as well..I need to learn restraint when cooking sugar because I always make my caramels darker than I'm supposed to. Super job! :)

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  6. I think the cinnamon in this brittle is a stroke of genius! Even without the pumpkin seeds, the flavor screams fall... and it is addictive! Great job!

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  7. I agree, Candy. I think it's the sweet/salty/crunchy combination! And, I just read how wonderful pumpkin seeds are for us - just in case we need any further justification! Very nicely done!

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  8. I couldn't stop eating this. I love the salty sweet combination. Yours is a lovely color!

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  9. I love the lighter, buttery color of your brittle! Looks great!

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  10. The Sunday Morning Breakfast of Champions! How delicious sweet and salty always is a hit in our family. Happy Halloween! Take Care, BAM

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