Rêveuse Recipe: Peanut Sesame Brittle

Rêveuse Recipe: Peanut Sesame Brittle

What better way to end the week than sharing with you a recipe that reminds us of our childhood and Taiwan. Whenever we go back to Taiwan, its always a snack you'll be gifted from your relatives (we're not complaining!) and recently we've been going through our camera roll where about 60% of it is filled with delicious treats from Taiwan. We played around with creating the perfect crunch in these peanut sesame morsels with a lightly flavoured caramel that binds the ingredients together. These delicious snacks are perfect with a cup of green tea and can even be stored for a few weeks (although we might have demolished these within 2 days!). 

3 cups red skin peanuts
100g sesame seeds
100ml water 
210g sugar
1 tbsp butter

SERVES: Approx 25 squares
DURATION: 30 mins

In a dry pan toast the sesame seeds until light golden and set aside. Toast the red skin peanuts and cook on a low heat for about 10 mins until the skins start to peel off.

In a bowl remove the red skins from the peanuts. We found the easiest way to remove it was by shaking it in a jar. Place the skinless peanuts in a pestle and mortar and grind into different sized chunks before mixing in with the sesame seeds.

Get ready a sheet of baking paper and place on a chopping board with a rolling pin on the side.

On the hob add the sugar and water and stir regularly until the sugar has dissolved into a golden brown colour. At this point it should start to foam on top. Add in a tablespoon of butter and whisk quickly. Take off the heat and add in the peanut sesame mixture quickly before the caramel starts to cool.

Place the still hot mixture onto the baking paper and roll out so that it is flat. The edges may look uneven which is fine as you can chop it off to create neat sides to cut into squares. We recommend cutting with a sharp knife whilst the mixture is still warm.

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