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Herbal Candy: Anise Almond Brittle Recipe

Incorporate unique flavor with anise in this Anise Almond Brittle recipe.
By Sarah Goldschmidt
August/September 2012
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Delight in the complex flavors of this delicious Anise Almond Brittle.
Photo by Sarah Goldschmidt

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Incorporate unique flavor with anise in this Anise Almond Brittle recipe.

• 1/2 cup sliced almonds
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/3 cup water
• Pinch cream of tartar
• 2 tablespoons aniseseeds

1. In a 250-degree oven, toast almonds on an unlined baking sheet until golden and fragrant. Set aside.

2. In a medium pot, combine sugar, water and cream of tartar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cover the pot and let boil approximately 5 minutes undisturbed. Remove lid and examine color of the molten sugar. When the mixture turns amber, quickly add almonds and aniseseeds, gently stirring to incorporate.

3. Pour the brittle onto a Silpat or buttered cookie sheet. Spread candy thin with a buttered spatula to achieve glass-like texture.

Sarah Goldschmidt whips up herbal candies for lucky family and friends. She is looking forward to her first curated exhibit and the launch of an artisanal marketplace called Aeolus Studio. 

Click here for the main article, Sweet Botanicals: Homemade Herbal Candy.

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