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Recipe : Entry # 4578
William Rankin
Recipe Title
Peanut Brittle
Recipe Theme
Black Warrior EMC
3 cups sugar
3 cups peanuts
1 cup Karo Syrup (light)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/3 stick of butter
Cook sugar, syrup, water, peanuts and salt stirring to "softball stage" 238 degrees. Cook to "hard crack" 320 degrees stirring occasionally. You need to see smoke and smell peanuts. Don't hurry. Remove from heat. Add butter. Stir slightly. Add soda. Pour onto well-buttered pans. Cool partially by lifting around edges with a knife. When cold, break into pieces.