Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pumpkin seed Brittle #RecipeRedux

  For this month’s Recipe Redux the theme given was nutty nut day recipes as the national nut day is on October 22. I first thought of making cashew curry and then changed my mind to try this brittle.

  This was the first time I am making this brittle. My mom uses the pumpkin seeds while she makes spice powder , it gives a different taste to the spice powder which we have along with the  south indian steamed rice cake / Idli.

  So using pumpkin seeds is not new to me , though trying a brittle with it was first time.

  We removed the shell from each seed on our own and used those pumpkin seeds to make this brittle.

  A brittle is a sweet made from nus and  melted sugar. This will be perfect Halloween / fall snack. This uses few ingredients and requires less time to make this delicious brittle.

Requirements :

¾ cup raw hulled pumpkin seeds

1 cup sugar

½ cup water

a pinch of salt

Melted butter to grease

Method :

Dry roast the hulled pumpkin seeds for 4 – 5 minutes  or till the aroma comes out.

Mix sugar and water together and bring to boil. Add the salt to enhance the sweetness.

  Cook the mixture till the syrup reaches one string consistency .

 Take off from flame and mix in the roasted pumpkin seeds.

Pour this mixture on to a greases tray or on a parchment paper.

Let it cool completely and break into desired size .

Pumpkin seed brittle is ready to be served.

Chef’s suggestion :

 Can store this brittle in room temperature for about two weeks.

Can use any nut of your choice.

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