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Brittle/Chikki

Brittle is an easy recipe to make around holiday session. They make an excellent snack. You can use jaggery instead of sugar too.

It’s a quick recipe to make and it comes together in no time. You won’t have time to measure anything while preparing the recipe, though.
Keep a close eye on the sugar so that it doesn’t burn. Don’t be tempted to increase the flame.

Yields: 10 pieces

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

You will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cashew
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp pistachio
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • Rolling pin (greased)
  • Tray greased

How to proceed:

  1. Prepare a counter top or a back of a tray by greasing it.
  2. Half the cashews and almonds.
  3. Lightly toast the cashews and almonds together. Separately toast the pistachio and pumpkin seeds and keep them aside.
  4. In a shallow pan, heat the sugar on low flame. Do not stir the sugar until you see the sugar melting on the edges.
  5. The sugar is done once the sugar melts completely and gets a golden amber color. This will take about 10-12 minutes. Add cashew and almond to the dissolved caramel.
  6. Quickly move the mix on the prepared tray or counter top and flatten the mix with the help of rolling pin.
  7. Press the pistachio, saffron and pumpkin seeds and roll them with the help of a rolling pin so they stay in place.
  8. Score the brittle with a knife into the desired size. Let it cool completely and then break the pieces.
  9. Store in an airtight container in between layers of parchment paper for upto 2 weeks.

 

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Hi, I’m Neeta and welcome to my blog, Cardamomncream. On this blog, you will find family recipes and some new recipes, but with a twist.
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