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Lavender and Pepita Brittle

Prep: 15 mins Total:30 mins Yield: Makes 1 sheet (about 9 by 11 inches) Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Basic Brittle

  • Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • Mix-ins, according to variation


Instructions

  • Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals from forming, until sugar dissolves. Cook,swirling occasionally, until mixture just starts to turn golden around edge.

  • Step 2

  • Stir in mix-ins. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is pale amber, about 8 minutes. Pour onto baking sheet without spreading. Let cool. Break into pieces.

Directions

  • Step 1 Coat a 12-by-17-inchrimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals from forming,until sugar dissolves. Cook,swirling occasionally, unti l mixture just starts to turn golden around edge.

  • Step 2 Stir in mix-ins. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is pale amber, about 8 minutes. Pour onto baking sheet without spreading.Let cool. Break into pieces.


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