Monday, October 27, 2008

Sweet and Spicy Pecan Brittle

Around here, this week will be all about candy.  I have 3 big bags waiting for children in costume that I am promising I won't open till Friday.  To tide over your sweet tooth, I made some candy of my own, for a more adult palate.  This pecan brittle is sweet from the sugar, but the nuts are spiced with the smoky tones of chili powder for depth and cayenne for heat, as well as some cinnamon and allspice for balance.  Turned out mighty tasty. 

"Spice up your life" is the theme for this month's Sugar High Friday, hosted by Dessert First and this brittle is my submission.


Anonymous said...

Hey Lauren,

I've been following your blog on and off for a while now. You cook more than I do these days. Anyway, I've been enjoying it.
Hope Paul is well.
I'm rooting for the Phillies!!
Bobby & Francesca

Carla said...

To go along with Bobby and Francesca, I can almost always expect a new post from you each day. How do you do it? I had to post 5 times a week for a month for Foodbuzz's (paid) research, and even then I had a tough time. Keep going!

Your brittle sounds very interesting. I'll have to give this a try sometime. When you find out next month's SHF, let me know because somehow I always miss it haha

E said...

Looks delicious, Lauren. It was fun meeting you at Fork,etc. the other night and finding out we live mere blocks from each other. Let's get a drink soon.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Now this is my kind of candy!

Anonymous said...

I feel really stupid asking but how do I get to the recipe? I really want to try this!

Judith said...


debbie said...

I'd also love to see your recipe for this. It sounds delicious. Willing to share?