Re:Peanut Brittle in Microwave
Posted: 02/20/2009 10:56:25 AM
I used the Microwaveable Peanut Brittle recipe on this site about 30 times during the holidays. Friends and Family just couldn't get enough of it. I used peanuts, cashews, or almonds. Make sure your almonds are roasted and or cook one-two minutes less. Use a microwave safe bowl, as I melted one I 'thought' was microwaveable. I added chocolate to one, but had to ship it and it was too messy, tasted great though. Also made a Vegan brittle from this recipe using Turbinardo, Honey, and Butter Flavored Soy Shortening. Vegans loved it! Came out great, except I had to cook the turbinado and honey a little longer to dissolve the turninado. Great Recipe and sooooo easy!
Re:Organic Food in - San Diego?
Posted: 02/20/2009 10:49:33 AM
I agree with the moderator about Henry's, Whole Foods, farmers market (in North Park), etc. Have you tried Trader Joes for your international foods? Fun Place! 12th and Broadway downtown has an Oriental Food Store with fresh exotic meats. 54th and University has Vietnamese and Indian Food Stores. Lots of Vietnamese, Thai, and India stores along El Cajon Blvd from 35th or 40th up to 70th st. Happy shopping! I will be posting my Vegan Microwaveable Peanut Brittle Recipe today, just in case you like Peanut Brittle. :)
Re:Peanut brittle recipe on this site wrong!
Posted: 02/20/2009 10:43:01 AM
I made the microwaveable Peanut Brittle on this site about 30 times during the holidays using peanuts, cashews, and almonds. All were fantastic, except the almonds. The almonds kind of burned, but later realized that the almonds were not roasted as the other nuts were. Of course, the microwaveable recipe puts the nuts in AFTER the sugar and syrup has a chance to cook for 5 minutes (with a stir in between).
If you like the Spanish Peanuts, you might try the microwaveable Peanut Britte and add the nuts at the appropriate time. Personally, I would cook them only a couple of minutes before adding the vanilla and butter and cooking for one more minute. Adding Baking Soda last which stops the cooking and neutralizes things.