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How do you make soft peanut brittle hard?
You’ll first heat the sugar, corn syrup and water until it reaches the soft ball stage (235-245 degrees). Then you add butter, peanuts and salt and heat it until the hard crack stage (295-310 degrees). It’s called “hard crack” because the when the mixture cools, it will be hard and crisp.
Can you freeze soft peanut brittle?
Do not refrigerate as the moisture from the fridge will cause the brittle to soften. Store for 6-8 weeks. To Freeze: Peanut brittle can be frozen and stored up to 3 months. Allow the brittle to cool completely and store it in a freezer safe, airtight container.
Why did my peanut brittle turned out chewy?
The key is getting the temperature correct so use a candy thermometer to check it during the cooking process. Why did my peanut brittle turn out chewy? This is because the mixture didn’t reach the correct cracking temperature when it was cooking.
What does baking soda do for peanut brittle?
Baking soda creates lots of little air bubbles in the brittle, giving it that perfect crunch that I love. Some peanut brittle recipes use it, some don’t.
Can you store peanut brittle in zip lock bags?
A good plastic freezer bag seals shut tightly and will protect the peanut brittle from freezer burn and from becoming soft and sticky while being frozen. If you are really worried about your peanut brittle, you can even double bag it.
Can you fix undercooked peanut brittle?
What can I say, I just get on these kicks… Bring corn syrup, sugar, salt, water and peanuts to a boil with a candy thermometer, stir occasionally with a wooden spoon. Bring the mixture up to hard crack (290-300), stirring more at the end, you don’t want the peanuts to burn. It should be turning a golden color.
What nationality is peanut brittle?
Celts are thought to have served the brittle during holidays, supporting the theory that peanut brittle began in Europe. It’s said that they made the bark by baking a mix of sugar and peanut butter. The candy then made its way from Europe to America in the 1830s by way of Irish settlers coming to the New World.
Can I pour hot peanut brittle on parchment paper?
Can you pour peanut brittle on parchment paper? You can pour the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. A granite or marble slab will also work as well.
Why do you stretch peanut brittle?
Stretching is what makes the candy crisp–the thinner it’s stretched, the more brittle it becomes. Work your way around the pan, pulling off pieces as you stretch. By turning these pieces upside down, the peanuts will stay suspended in the center rather than sinking to the bottom of the candy.
Does peanut brittle expire?
Does peanut brittle go bad? Peanut brittle does not necessarily go bad, but it does lose its crunch if left out for too long. Peanut brittle can be kept at room temperature for up to 8 weeks, and any leftover should be thrown away after this time period.
Why is it called peanut brittle?
Legend tells us that around the year 1890, a Southern woman created peanut brittle by mistake. Apparently she was making taffy when she added baking soda instead of cream of tartar. However, not wanting to waste the ingredients, she continued cooking it, resulting in a crunchy brittle instead of a chewy taffy.
Who invented peanut brittle?
The item was invented by Samuel Sorenson Adams of the S.S. Adams Co. circa 1915.