Learn something new

You, you’re learning that you should absolutely make this, because it really IS the best ever nut brittle.

Cashew brittle

Myself, I learned — or, rather remembered, right after I needed the knowledge — that I really should warm the nuts before mixing them in the hot caramel. That would no doubt make it easier to pour, as in not a giant lump of cashews all stuck together, with caramel syrup pooling around it.

I also learned that I need someone standing there to remind me to sprinkle on the salt. Really, though, I had an excuse for forgetting it:

Candy blisterI learned (and will remember) that if you’re going to wipe the 300° candy off the thermometer, you want to be extra careful to not let the cloth slip so you wipe it onto your palm instead.

Owie.

 

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