Cashew and Cayenne Brittle
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- Yield: Makes 1 sheet (about 9 by 11 inches)
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
- 2 cups whole salted cashews
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Basic Brittle
Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals from forming, until sugar dissolves. Cook, swirling occasionally, until mixture just starts to turn golden around edge.
Stir in mix-ins. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is pale amber, about 8 minutes. Pour onto baking sheet without spreading. Let cool. Break into pieces.