Praline Dust

  • Yield: Makes 1/2 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2003

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup salted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable-oil cooking spray, wiping off any excess with a paper towel; set aside. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir to combine. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Uncover, reduce heat to medium, and continue to cook without stirring until the sugar mixture reaches 295 degrees.on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in 3/4 cup pistachios, the butter, vanilla, and baking soda. Return to heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 300 degrees.on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat, and pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Working quickly, spread mixture. Set aside to cool.

  3. Break brittle into small pieces. Place in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until powdery.

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