Saturday, March 17, 2012

Peanut Brittle... Chikki - with crushed peanuts...

T LUUUUUUvvvs chikkis in any form... since he was working this Sunday & we couldn't go out to buy some, i planned on making a few to replenish the dwindling stack.. Had made some chikkis(peanut brittle) earlier, so this time, thought i'd use coarsely pound peanuts. T was reeling off chikki ideas & totally veto-ed buying them.. ;) More with sesame seeds & dessicated coconut will follow... :)
You need:
peanuts 1 cup - coarsely ground
sugar 3/4 cup - i used white
clarified butter(ghee) 2 tsp + extra for greasing the plates

How to:
In a wok, heat the sugar with about 2tbsp water till all the crystals dissolve. In a few seconds, it will take on a brownish hue & start to caramelize. Stir, making sure that it does not burn. Add in the crushed peanuts & stir well. To this, stir in 2tsp of ghee.
Transfer this onto a well greased plate and mark lines halfway through - as in chocolate bars. Now let them cool - the brittle hardens during cooling. Pop them out of the plate once cooled & break along the indent. Store in air tight containers.
>> I toasted the peanuts & used a mixer to pulse through them.
>> Found it easier to work with granulated sugar rather than powdered sugar while making these.
>> Ensure that you don't skip greasing the plates.
>> Caramelize a wee bit more for a different taste & darker shade.
EnJoY!! :)

No comments: