Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BACON BRITTLE

BACON BRITTLE AT THE BandB

This is just a fun and incredibly tasty new way to make peanut brittle.
Everyone loves bacon. It's a staple at our inn...served every morning.
All the ingredients are on hand in most kitchens.
Try it...you'll love it!

Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter
16 slices of premium cooked crisp bacon drained
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Karo syrup
1 and 1/2 cups of peanuts of mixed nuts
kosher salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with foil and generously butter...you can use the paper from your stick of butter for this.
Combine the sugar, Karo and 1/2 cup water in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 260 degrees.
Remove from the heat and add the butter, nuts and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Stir once and cook over medium heat until the thermometer reaches 285 degrees and the syrup turns golden. This should take about 7 more minutes.
Next carefully add the bacon, vanilla and baking soda. The mixture will foam up...just cook and stir until the foam subsides and the mixture darkens a little more.
Pour the mixture into the baking sheet and tilt the pan until it spreads out into and thin layer.
Cool completely and then break into pieces...enjoy!

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