Lex wanted me to make peanut brittle. But he doesn’t actually like peanuts… so I managed to talk him out of that and we made this instead. It’s lovely, if a little dangerous for those with brittle teeth to eat..!
For one batch you need:
175g vanilla caster sugar
50g blanched almonds
1 tbsp water
Gently heat the sugar and water in a pan until the sugar has melted. Then keep cooking until it reaches a light caramel stage (or however dark you like it).
Meanwhile lightly toast the almonds. Roughly chop them. When the caramel is at the right stage, stir in the almonds and then tip everything out on to an oiled baking sheet to cool and set. Smash into pieces before serving. It’s nice as a snack or on top of ice cream.