Busy weekend cleaning, baking and cooking!
Just love it.
True to tradition, I went to "carols by candlelight" last night with 3 friends. We tried out a new church this year - it was nice, although more 'happy clappy' than the more traditional places.
Time to try something new for Christmas! In addition to my regular Rocky Road,
I made Nigella's Peanut Brittle and it is super easy and super yummy (and not too much!).
Let's just hope Our Boy gets his braces off for Christmas so he can enjoy them.
If not, they are great little gifts!
Heat up gently
200 gram caster sugar
60 ml water
150 gram golden syrup
Let it boil briskly for about 10 mins!
Be aware - this is VERY hot!!!
150 gram salted peanuts
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
25 gram soft butter
1 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Stirr well and pour the mixture onto a well greased baking paper and smooth it out.
Let it cool and break into pieces.
Make the brittle up to 1 week before eating or giving. Store in airtight bags or containers in a dry, non-humid environment.
Once opened, eat within 7 to 10 days.