Who doesn't love almond brittle? We know we do. This particular recipe is perfect for a holiday event or a tasty dessert to keep cold for later. You will commonly see Almond Brittle served in the winter time as a Holiday gift wrapped in Christmas bows. Almond Brittle is great year-round but especially wonderful in the holiday season. Some make it a tradition to bake Almond Brittle and gift to their loved ones.
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 300 grams almonds
- 350 grams sugar
- Blanch the almonds in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes, then peel them, dry them with paper towels, place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 180C for 5 minutes to toast them, without browning them.
- In the meantime, place the sugar in a medium saucepan with the water and the lemon juice and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. The sugar should be completely dissolved and should turn a golden color, it should not become too dark.
- Chop some of the almonds coarsely and leave the remainder whole.
- Turn off the heat as soon as the sugar is done. Add the almonds to the saucepan and stir to combine well.
- Immediately pour the mixture on a marble surface greased with oil or on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
- Use a greased spatula or knife blade (or even a lemon) to level the brittle to the desired thickness.
- Let the almond brittle cool for a few minutes and before it hardens, cut it into pieces with a large knife and then allow the brittle to harden completely.
- The brittle can be stored, wrapped in aluminum foil and inside a tin canister or glass jar.
PER SERVING *
|Calories770Calories from Fat330|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat330|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.